Movies like Return to Peyton Place

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Return to Peyton Place (1961)
 5.9
 764
Return to Peyton Place (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Residents of the small town of Peyton Place aren't pleased when they realize they're the characters in local writer Allison MacKenzie's controversial first novel. A sequel to the hit 1957 film.
Style: serious, captivating, emotional, realistic
Plot: small town, family relations, dysfunctional family, teenage life, youth, parents and children, love and romance, love affair, family problems, haunted by the past, society, couples, small town life, lifestyle, single parent, coming of age, crumbling marriage, estrangement, social decay, social relations, male female relationship, unrequited love, seduction, book, secret ...
Time: 50s
Place: new york, usa, new england, massachusetts, new hampshire

Most similar movies to Return to Peyton Place

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, family problems, parents and children, youth, couples, dysfunctional family and love and romance mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Return to Peyton Place: Due East (2002), Blue River (1995), The Diary of Preston Plummer (2012), Amy & Isabelle (2001), A Father's Choice (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Due East (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The movie spotlights an intelligent high school senior and National Merit Scholar (Bryant) who has never been part of the "in crowd." She teaches a high school equivalency night class, tends to the needs of her widower father, Jesse ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: single parent, small town, coming of age, destructive relationship, teenage life, couples, family relations, youth, lifestyle, love and romance, parents and children, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.7
 254
Blue River (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Edward's father walked out on his family years ago. In the years since, his mother has become a fundamentalist Christian and fallen for the school's self-righteous principal, Henry Howland. When Howland begins to mistreat Edward's ...
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: dysfunctional family, arson, youth, single parent, family life, small town life, family problems, school, family relations, vengeance, society, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Diary of Preston Plummer (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On the day of his college graduation, Preston Plummer cannot think of a single thing he really loves. Adrift, Preston follows a beautiful but troubled young woman to a small island town where he begins to fall for her, but it all threatens to fall ...
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, love affair, young lovers, college graduate, family relations, fall in love, romance, island, family problems, social relations, small town, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.3
 423
Amy & Isabelle (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1971, in the small town of Shirley Falls, in Maine, the odd and lonely secretary Isabelle Goodrow raises her teenager daughter Amy alone. She has only two friends in her job among her gossiper colleagues. When her overprotected daughter is ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sexy, sexual
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, friendship, family life, family problems, youth, single parent, dysfunctional family, human nature, disgraced, love and romance, pregnancy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Dennie has returned from a year among the hippies to her superficial, image-conscious suburban family. She must face their disapproval of her actions. They refuse to even try to understand. She must also deal with an ex-lover, and a beloved young ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, thought provoking, emotional
Plot: dysfunctional family, on the run, estrangement, family relations, suburban life, society, elderly, suburbs, love affair, teenage life, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
A Father's Choice (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The fast-paced city life of two sisters is turned upside down when they are sent to live in the country with their father after their mother is killed.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, family life, dysfunctional family, family relations, single parent, youth, love and romance, family problems, estrangement, hopes, farm ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Third Side of the River (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tensions rise when a doctor (Daniel Veronese) pressures his teenage son to follow in his footsteps.
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, serious, tense
Plot: coming of age, parents and children, family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, teenage life, under the surface, small town, father son relationship, double life, social relations, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.1
 252
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: gloomy, contemplative, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: breakup, dealing with death, love affair, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, performer's life, unfulfillment, midlife crisis, family relations, family in crisis, terminal illness, pregnancy ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Charms for the Easy Life (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of three women who live in a North Carolina town and defy the traditional roles set forth for them by society.
Style: emotional, atmospheric, sincere, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, small town life, family life, family problems, couples, aging, healing power, estrangement, love and romance, fall in love, unfulfillment, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.6
 517
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, sincere ...
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, family relations, clergy, small town, sexual abuse, teenage life, parents and children, youth, society, teenage girl, pastor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
My Louisiana Sky (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A girl comes to terms with her mentally challenged parents.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, family life, family problems, society, youth, parents and children, disability, small town life, child's point of view, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, family relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.2
 2K
Tully (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tully Jr. and Earl live on their father's Nebraska ranch, proud and independent to a fault. While the shy, reclusive Earl spends his free time watching movies, the cockier Tully works his way through a succession of short-term affairs and an ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: small town, friendship, young lovers, lifestyle, introspection, womanizer, opposites attract, youth, haunted by the past, family problems, couples, romance ...
Place: nebraska, england, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Night Has Settled (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1983, Oliver Nicholas, at thirteen, is well-poised to enter the precocious teenage world of first-sex, vodka and possible-love in New York City when he is traumatized by the stroke of his housekeeper (and only true maternal figure), a ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: coming of age, nanny, dysfunctional family, family life, family problems, parents and children, society, family relations, betrayal, youth, survival, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1983
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 141
Almost a Woman (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman named Esmeralda and her family move to New York from a rural area of Puerto Rico. The transition is difficult due to the many challenges she and her family face.
Style: sincere, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: immigrants, human spirit, rise to the top, lifestyle, parents and children, hopes, single parent, youth, family problems, family life, teenage life, teachers and students ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, latin america, usa, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 418
Wild Iris (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman and her teenage son move back in with her mother to work together in the family bridal business.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, hopes, romance, unlikely couple, parents and children, couples, family problems, introspection, crumbling marriage, teenage life, love and romance, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.0
 848
Square Dance (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An awkward 13-year-old (Winona Ryder) leaves her cranky grandfather (Jason Robards) in rural Texas, to live with her mother (Jane Alexander) in Fort Worth.
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, estranged family member, teenager, promiscuity, couples, innocence lost, youth, single parent, social relations, family relations, young lovers, small town life ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Expecting Amish (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: 18-year-old Hannah Yoder is ready to become an Amish adult - which means baptism into the Church and marriage to her boyfriend, Samuel. However, her friends convince her to visit Hollywood for Rumspringa where she meets Josh and the two hit it off ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: forbidden love, religions or cults, society, culture clash, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, love affair, couples, pregnancy, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.0
 538
Constellation (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Constellation chronicles the lives and loves of an African-American family in the deep South as they are forced to come to terms with a tumultuous past marked by an unrequited interracial affair. The film explores the way in which the family ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, touching, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, death in the family, interracial relations, haunted by the past, family problems, unfulfillment, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, society, hopes, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 765
The Neon Bible (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: While on a train, a teenage boy thinks about his life and the flamboyant aunt whose friendship acted as an emotional shield from his troubled family. This film evokes the haunting quality of memory while creating a heartfelt portrait of a boy's ...
Style: stylized, serious, emotional, inspirational, atmospheric ...
Plot: small town, family problems, americana, society, religion, child's point of view, dysfunctional family, coming of age, family relations, adaptation, bdsm, singer ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 1930s, 70s
Place: southern usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 3K
Paradise (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Willard Young is a 10-year-old boy who is sent by his mother to stay with her best friend Lily Reed, who lives in the Delta shrimp-fishing country in a town called Paradise. Lily and her husband Ben have been living in an unmentioned emotional ...
Style: touching, emotional, feel good, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, love and romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, parents and children, hopes, death in the family, dealing with death, love affair, human nature ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, uplifting ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, family problems, estrangement, aging, drugs/alcohol, dysfunctional family, hopes, love, unsupportive spouse, couple relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Particles of Truth (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Life, love, and the fear of failing... Lilli Black, battling her painful memories and the secrets surrounding her dying father, collides into the complicated and obsessive life of Morrison Wiley on the streets of New York City. This peculiar love ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, gloomy
Plot: family relations, introspection, human nature, estrangement, mental illness, family problems, couples, family life, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Sex & the Single Mom (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jess Gradwell and her teenage daughter boast a superclose relationship. When it comes to sex, however, Mom won't stand for anything less than premarital celibacy. So she gets a pretty healthy dose of her own medicine when she winds up getting ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, sexy ...
Plot: single parent, pregnancy, moral dilemma, teenage life, love and romance, parents and children, youth, family life, family problems, society, lifestyle, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 6.4
 263
Jewel (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the 1940s a 40-year-old woman with five healthy children gives birth to a girl with Down's syndrome.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: disability, family relations, family problems, family life, social relations, society, couple relations, couples, pregnancy, youth, babies and infants, small town life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 60s, 1960s
Place: mississippi, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, family life, couples, family problems, love and romance, life is a bitch, family in crisis, alcohol abuse, brother brother relationship, loneliness, fear, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.0
 193
Broken Roads (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Broken Roads is a contrasted portrait of life, dealing with loss, a journey of rediscovery & the hills climbed which forever change us.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: estrangement, teenage life, small town life, youth, small town, family tragedy, grandmother grandson relationship, curses spells and rituals, coming of age, death, love, loss
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Home Before Dark (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: It's 1963 in rural Massachusetts, and Nora James has the usual worries of an eleven year-old girl:lipstick, first crushes, staying out of trouble at school...not easy when your teacher is the elderly Sister Concilia. And even harder when your ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic
Plot: family relations, love affair, clergy, countryside, small town life, family problems, deadly, infidelity, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, society, school ...
Time: 90s
Place: massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.9
 605
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: sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: family relations, social relations, youth, single parent, haunted by the past, parents and children, teenage life, suburbs, self discovery, coming of age, teenager, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
This Property Is Condemned (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A railroad official, Owen Legate comes to Dodson, Mississippi to shut down much of the town's railway (town's main income). Owen unexpectedly finds love with Dodson's flirt and main attraction, Alva Starr. Alva and Owen then try to ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional
Plot: family relations, betrayal, small town, dysfunctional family, revenge, youth, forbidden love, coming of age, unfulfillment, siblings relations, fall in love, parents and children ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 30s
Place: mississippi, usa, australia, tennessee, mississippi river ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
 2K
Texasville (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Summer, 1984: 30 years after Duane captained the high school football team and Jacy was homecoming queen, this Texas town near Wichita Falls prepares for its centennial. Oil prices are down, banks are failing, and Duane's $12 million in debt. ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, pregnancy, lovers reunited, reunion, americana, couples, family relations, social relations, friends, bittersweet, best friends, family problems ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%