Movies like Return to Peyton Place

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Return to Peyton Place (1961)
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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 genres. Some movies like Return to Peyton Place: Due East (2002), The Diary of Preston Plummer (2012), Blue River (1995), Amy & Isabelle (2001), Charms for the Easy Life (2002). 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, contemplative ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: single parent, small town, coming of age, teenage life, destructive relationship, lifestyle, love and romance, youth, couples, family relations, parents and children, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, touching, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, love affair, young lovers, college graduate, family relations, social relations, family problems, small town, fall in love, island, romance, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.7
 255
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, vengeance, coming of age, society, youth, single parent, betrayal, family relations, family problems, small town, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.2
 428
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: serious, realistic, touching, sexy, sexual
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, disgraced, love and romance, friendship, youth, family problems, dysfunctional family, family life, single parent, human nature, 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: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: dysfunctional family, society, love and romance, on the run, youth, elderly, romance, couples, family problems, estrangement, family relations, suburbs ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: sincere, sentimental, emotional, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, small town life, family relations, family life, fall in love, homecoming, family problems, healing power, love and romance, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, parents and children ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, family life, teenage life, youth, love and romance, family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, single parent, hopes, farm, estrangement ...
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: emotional, realistic, psychological, tense, serious
Plot: coming of age, family relations, parents and children, family problems, dysfunctional family, under the surface, small town, teenage life, father son relationship, double life, youth, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 6.1
 253
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, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, love affair, midlife crisis, love and romance, dealing with death, unfulfillment, terminal illness, pregnancy, family in crisis, haunted by the past, lovers reunited ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.6
 520
Virgin (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 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, society, youth, sexual abuse, parents and children, small town, teenage life, 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: serious, emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, family life, parents and children, family problems, society, youth, small town life, disability, child's point of view, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.1
 419
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: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: unlikely couple, romance, hopes, dysfunctional family, parents and children, couples, love and romance, lifestyle, family relations, family problems, introspection, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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: serious, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: small town, friendship, young lovers, womanizer, lifestyle, opposites attract, introspection, parents and children, haunted by the past, couples, family problems, society ...
Place: nebraska, usa, england, 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: realistic, serious, emotional, sexual, humorous ...
Plot: coming of age, nanny, dysfunctional family, society, betrayal, youth, family problems, family relations, family life, survival, parents and children, midlife crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1983
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 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: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: immigrants, rise to the top, lifestyle, human spirit, single parent, teenage life, parents and children, family life, family problems, hopes, youth, teachers and students ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, puerto rico, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Summer 1966. It's time to enjoy the summer holiday, total freedom. Teenage √Člise discovers that the sudden departure of her mother completely disrupts the family. Her brother Coco seeks solace in the garage, building a super racing car. Her ...
Style: emotional, touching, disturbing, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, youth, family life, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, couples, family problems, estrangement, love and romance, single parent, coming of age, teenage life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: religions or cults, forbidden love, love affair, culture clash, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, youth, society, couples, pregnancy, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.2
 771
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, realistic ...
Plot: small town, family problems, americana, society, religion, child's point of view, dysfunctional family, coming of age, family relations, adaptation, bdsm, evangelist ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 1930s, 70s
Place: southern usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 4.0
 542
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: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, interracial relations, haunted by the past, death in the family, family problems, hopes, unfulfillment, society, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, death in the family, family in crisis, pregnancy, parents and children, human nature, couple relations, infidelity, dysfunctional family, small town life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, touching ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, family problems, estrangement, drugs/alcohol, hopes, dysfunctional family, aging, love, righting the wronged, couples, elderly ...
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: psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: estrangement, mental illness, family life, dysfunctional family, couples, family problems, introspection, human nature, family relations, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, mentally unstable ...
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, touching, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: single parent, pregnancy, moral dilemma, teenage life, society, youth, lifestyle, love and romance, family problems, family life, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 6.5
 273
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: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: disability, family relations, family life, family problems, social relations, couples, society, couple relations, youth, babies and infants, small town, small town life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 60s, 1960s
Place: mississippi, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, family life, family in crisis, love and romance, life is a bitch, couples, family problems, alcohol abuse, loneliness, brother brother relationship, fear, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.1
 201
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, emotional, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: teenage life, estrangement, youth, small town life, small town, family tragedy, grandmother grandson relationship, curses spells and rituals, death, love, loss, coming of age
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.9
 614
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: realistic, sincere, serious, touching
Plot: family relations, youth, haunted by the past, parents and children, single parent, social relations, teenage life, self discovery, suburbs, coming of age, teenager, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, realistic, psychological
Plot: family relations, single parent, hopes, contests and competitions, parents and children, murder, dysfunctional family, society, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, assassination, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.5
 141
Crackie (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Life on the Rock never seemed easy, but for Mitsy it is especially rough. The teenager has been abandoned by her mother, a particularly unfit parent prone to both the bottle and the sex trade. She is left to be brought up by her mercurial ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: sexual abuse, teenage life, parents and children, dysfunctional family, single parent, prostitute, youth, estrangement, family relations, family problems, small town life, grandmother granddaughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Candles on Bay Street (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: DeeDee returns to her hometown with her 11 year old son, Trooper, 13 years after she ran off with her boyfriend. Her childhood best friend, Sam, is now married and he and his wife, Lydia, are the town's veterinarians. Lydia is a little wary ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: parents and children, social relations, couples, life is a bitch, couple relations, terminal illness, homecoming, adoption, single parent, unfulfillment, small town, veterinarian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%