Movies like The Home Song Stories

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The Home Song Stories (2007)
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The Home Song Stories (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, Singapore
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Tom, now in his 40s, begins to write the memoirs of his 1960s childhood, as the little boy whose mother Rose was a glamorous Shanghai nightclub singer. When Rose meets Aussie sailor Bill, they are quickly married, and she packs up Tom and his older sister May to head for Melbourne. The marriage just as quickly breaks up and Rose moves with the kids to Sydney. After a succession of male friends and little success, in 1971 Rose moves back to Melbourne, in an uncomfortable arrangement living again with Bill – and his mother. With Bill called away to sea, Rose takes up with young Chinese cook Joe, but despair and conflicts over May's relationship with Joe tear the family further apart. Little Tom is deeply hurt, but May's ongoing conflict with her mother takes a respite when Rose tells her daughter about her traumatic teenage years.
Style: touching, gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic, inter cultural
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nightclub, interracial marriage, suicide, unrequited love, chinese, memory, childhood, illegal immigrant, cultural difference, survival, family relations, battles, parents and children, love and romance, dull life, dysfunctional family, family problems, human nature, couples, family gatherings, aging, lifestyle, custody, immigrants, single parent ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: australia, china, asia, hong kong, melbourne australia

Most similar movies to The Home Song Stories

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, unfulfillment, couples, love and romance and dysfunctional family mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Home Song Stories: Lou (2010), Providence (1977), An Autumn Afternoon (1962), Little Sparrows (2010), Walking on Water (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Lou (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Living in rural New South Wales, working-class single mother Rhia is struggling to evade debt collectors and raise three young daughters. The eldest, and hardened beyond her years, Lou blames Rhia for the departure of her father, who walked out 10 ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: alzheimer's disease, family in crisis, parents and children, estrangement, aging, mental illness, single parent, youth, elderly, unfulfillment, siblings relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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95%
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Providence (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Clive Langham (Sir John Gielgud) spends one tormenting night in his bed suffering from health problems and thinking up a story based on his relatives. He is a bitter man and he shows, through flashbacks, how spiteful, conniving and treacherous his ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, thought provoking, serious, emotional ...
Plot: aging, dysfunctional family, alcohol abuse, human nature, society, lifestyle, terminal illness, introspection, family problems, couples, writer's life, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
An Autumn Afternoon (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Shuhei Hirayama is a widower with a 24-year-old daughter. Gradually, he comes to realize that she should not be obliged to look after him for the rest of his life, so he arranges a marriage for her.
Style: realistic, touching, gloomy, sentimental, serious
Plot: love affair, family problems, fall in love, elderly, hopes, couples, eccentric family, buddies, family life, golf, midlife crisis, single parent ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Little Sparrows (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the midst of an Australian summer, we meet three sisters. Nina is widowed with two young children. Anna is an aspiring actress unhappily married to a filmmaker. Christine is a med student who is yet to fully come to terms with her sexuality. When ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, introspection, family problems, family gatherings, siblings relations, hopes, family relations, family in crisis, unfulfillment, parents and children, life is a bitch, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Walking on Water (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Friends and family gather around the death bed of Gavin, where they assist in the dying man's suicide. But though Gavin's pain has been laid to rest, the grief felt by everyone there has only begun, and Walking on Water compassionately ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: infidelity, hopes, life is a bitch, youth, introspection, young lovers, gays and lesbians, family in crisis, unfulfillment, dealing with death, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Marion Bridge (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three estranged sisters reunite to care for their dying mother and old conflicts and secrets return to the surface.
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, gloomy, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: homecoming, dysfunctional family, small town, alcoholic, estrangement, youth, life is a bitch, love and romance, siblings relations, unfulfillment, hopes, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Memory Keeper's Daughter (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During a blizzard in 1964, Dr. David Henry delivers his son Paul with the help of nurse Caroline. But when Henry realizes his wife is also carrying a girl with Down syndrome, he hands the second child over to Caroline without his wife's ...
Style: emotional, touching, gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: twins, disability, haunted by the past, obsession, down syndrome, child illness, family problems, parents and children, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, love and romance, mentally challenged ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, 1960s
Place: kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Joy Luck Club (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Through a series of flashbacks, four young chinese women born in America and their respective mothers born in feudal China, explore their past. This search will help them understand their difficult mother/daughter relationship.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, architect, chess, chinese american, chinese, friendship, immigrants, family, feminism, generation gap, haunted by the past, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, san francisco, usa, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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All You Need (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Beth's life was going backwards. Her husband suddenly walks out on her, she has an alcoholic mother, an ambivalent father and so she decides to begin making a change by going back to school in order to take charge of her life.
Style: touching, semi serious, emotional, talky, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, lifestyle, alcohol abuse, unsupportive spouse, family in crisis, crumbling marriage, parents and children, family gatherings, unfulfillment, human nature, society ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
I Never Sang for My Father (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hackman plays a New York professor who wants a change in his life, and plans to get married to his girlfriend and move to California. His mother understands his need to get away, but warns him that moving so far away could be hard on his father. ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: elderly, introspection, aging, dysfunctional family, parent child relationship, professor, estrangement, family problems, family in crisis, parents and children, family relations, family gatherings ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: gloomy, sentimental, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: single mother, menstruation, wedding, teenage girl, love and romance, family relations, family in crisis, romance, siblings relations, gays and lesbians, parents and children, family gatherings ...
Time: 80s
Place: georgia, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Losing Chase (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An intimate and turbulent relationship develops between Chase, a woman recovering from a nervous breakdown and Elizabeth, the caretaker employed to look after her.
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: friendship, mental illness, chase, dysfunctional family, family problems, death in the family, society, misfit, introspection, human nature, infidelity, single parent ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 Élise 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: serious, emotional, sentimental, sexual, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: suburbs, journalism, coming of age, elderly lovers, siblings relations, love and romance, couple relations, suburban life, family problems, family life, dysfunctional family, estrangement ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Glass Menagerie (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Amanda Wingfield dominates her children with her faded gentility and exaggerated tales of her Southern belle past. Her son plans escape; her daughter withdraws into a dream world. When a "gentleman caller" appears, things move to crisis ...
Style: gloomy, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: single parent, family problems, collection, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, society, parents and children, unfulfillment, romance, suburbs, suburban life, family gatherings ...
Time: 30s, 20th century
Place: missouri, usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: touching, gloomy, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: estrangement, rise to the top, unfulfillment, hopes, family in crisis, rich and poor, family relations, siblings relations, love and romance, parents and children, couples, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, england, europe, usa, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Nurse.Fighter.Boy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An urban love story about the soul of a mother, the heart of a fighter, and the faith of a child.
Style: realistic, touching, gloomy, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: hospital, urban, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, life is a bitch, family problems, fall in love, single parent, magic spell, magic trick, coughing blood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: realistic, sincere, emotional, serious, uplifting
Plot: family in crisis, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, family relations, child illness, youth, friendship, terminal illness, parents and children, love and romance, life turned upside down, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Fathers and Sons (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Intertwined tales of three families who grow up on the same street, focusing on the relationship of fathers and sons. The first section features Anthony and Jenny and traces the father-son bond that develops between Anthony and his newborn son over ...
Style: realistic, touching, offbeat, serious, emotional
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, dysfunctional family, single parent, terminal illness, couples, family life, suburbs, death in the family, family problems, eccentric family, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The End of Summer (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Kohayakawa family is thrown into distress when childlike father Manbei takes up with his old mistress, in one of Ozu’s most deftly modulated blendings of comedy and tragedy.
Style: gloomy, touching, stylized, emotional, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, forbidden love, family business, human nature, uncontrollable, parents and children, unfulfillment, love and romance, family relations, dishonesty, couples, sake ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Turning (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Seventeen talented Australian directors from diverse artistic disciplines each create a chapter of the hauntingly beautiful novel by multi award-winning author Tim Winton. The linking and overlapping stories explore the extraordinary turning points ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, sincere, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: friends, social relations, estrangement, family relations, unfulfillment, parents and children, family life, small town life, couples, family problems, postmodernism, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Three Sisters (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Laurence Olivier's film of Chekhov's play.
Style: touching, gloomy, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: couple relations, small town, society, human nature, infidelity, social relations, family life, small town life, couples, family problems, love affair, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1900s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The House of Bernarda Alba (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the death of her husband Bernarda Alba puts her daughters under a rigurous mourning which does not even allow them to leave the house.
Style: gloomy, touching, bleak, emotional, serious ...
Plot: couples, family problems, obsession, love and romance, unfulfillment, dealing with death, parents and children, family relations, family in crisis, death in the family, reputation, death of husband ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: gloomy, touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: love and romance, lifestyle, gender, lovers reunited, love affair, couples, gays and lesbians, dealing with death, family in crisis, life is a bitch, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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September (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: At a summer house in Vermont, neighbor Howard falls in love with Lane, who's in a relationship with Peter, who's falling for Stephanie, who's married with children.
Style: talky, sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, family problems, parents and children, human nature, family relations, couple relations, friends, siblings relations, family gatherings, couples, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.0
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The Night (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A married couple attend a bourgeois party and wade through the stifling strain that long-term marriage has imposed upon them.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, sexual, realistic, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, hospital, terminal illness, nightclub, party, dysfunctional family, human nature, introspection, lifestyle, chase, friendship, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: italy, usa, europe, los angeles, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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All Around Us (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Kanao, a courtroom portrait artist, observes crimes, scandals and the decline of Japanese values without passing judgement. As he and his wife endure the tragedy of their first child’s death, hope slowly unfolds and their love story flickers to ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: parents and children, love and romance, unfulfillment, family relations, dull life, petty job, couple relations, life is a bitch, estrangement, death in the family, dysfunctional family, pregnancy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, contemporary
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotional slice-of-life story. Jones is portrayed here portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero turned author who combats alcoholism and is starting to experience ...
Style: talky, clever, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Plot: friendship, adopted son, adoption, dysfunctional family, coming of age, youth, single parent, parents and children, celebrity culture, orphan, obsession, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, new england, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Making Plans for Lena (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ever since she broke up with Nigel, Lena soldiers on through life as best she can with her two kids. She valiantly overcomes the obstacles put in her way. But she has yet to confront the worst of them: Her unstoppable family has decided, by any ...
Style: tense, talky, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, florist, divorce, human nature, family problems, couples, countryside, family gatherings, siblings relations, love and romance, parents and children, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: haunted by the past, estrangement, love and romance, dysfunctional family, society, love affair, family problems, couples, family life, death in the family, interracial relations, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Secret Sunshine (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Sin-ae moves with her son Jun to Miryang, the town where her dead husband was born. As she tries to come to herself and set out on new foundations, another tragic event overturns her life.
Style: gloomy, psychological, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: suicide attempt, family relations, unfulfillment, parents and children, love and romance, losing-it hero, hopes, dealing with death, family in crisis, romance, couple relations, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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