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: serious, emotional, gloomy, realistic, touching, inter cultural
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nightclub, suicide, unrequited love, chinese, childhood, cultural difference, illegal immigrant, memory, interracial marriage, single parent, parents and children, childhood memory, nightclub singer, custody, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, dull life, family in crisis, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, family relations, immigrants, aging ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: australia, asia, china, hong kong, melbourne australia

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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 family relations, parents and children, family problems, unfulfillment, couples, dysfunctional family and family in crisis mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Home Song Stories: Lou (2010), An Autumn Afternoon (1962), Providence (1977), Little Sparrows (2010), Marion Bridge (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: gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: alzheimer's disease, coming of age, parents and children, youth, family problems, family relations, single parent, aging, siblings relations, family in crisis, mental illness, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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95%
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: single parent, romance, aging, human nature, redemption, couple relations, love affair, parents and children, unfulfilled love, eccentric family, family gatherings, family in crisis ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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84%
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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, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, aging, birthday party, alcoholic, writer's life, crumbling marriage, human nature, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, alcohol abuse, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic, talky ...
Plot: terminal illness, introspection, parents and children, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family relations, self discovery, siblings relations, family gatherings, family in crisis, hopes, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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73%
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: alcoholic, small town, dysfunctional family, homecoming, rehabilitation, human nature, secretary, parents and children, siblings relations, alcohol abuse, death in the family, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, chinese, chinese american, family, chess, architect, friendship, feminism, human nature, self discovery, immigrants, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, san francisco, asia, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, gloomy, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: twins, haunted by the past, disability, down syndrome, parents and children, child illness, love and romance, family problems, obsession, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s, 1960s
Place: kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, gays and lesbians, young lovers, dealing with death, introspection, redemption, tragic love, addiction, death in the family, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: aging, professor, parent child relationship, introspection, elderly, dysfunctional family, human nature, self discovery, parents and children, family in crisis, estrangement, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, california
⇓ 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: disturbing, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: elderly lovers, suburbs, single parent, dealing with death, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, suburban life, estrangement, family life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 80s
Place: georgia, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, mental illness, single parent, dysfunctional family, chase, crumbling marriage, nervous breakdown, traumatic experience, caretaker, human nature, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: semi serious, emotional, talky, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night
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Time: contemporary
⇓ 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: serious, gloomy, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The End of Summer (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, witty, emotional ...
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Duration: 99 min.
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Style: serious, emotional, uplifting, realistic, sincere
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Fathers and Sons (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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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: serious, emotional, offbeat, realistic, touching
Plot: single parent, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, infidelity, suburbs, unsupportive spouse, parents and children, death in the family, family in crisis, midlife crisis, terminal illness, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: touching, serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: human nature, postmodernism, small town, introspection, indigenous, coastal town, anthology, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, friendship, infidelity, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: single parent, parents and children, romance, suburbs, dysfunctional family, dull life, family problems, family relations, siblings relations, family gatherings, suburban life, society ...
Time: 20th century, 30s
Place: missouri, usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Autumn Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: serious, talky, gloomy, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: estrangement, rich and poor, siblings relations, parent child relationship, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, family life, family problems, family relations, rise to the top, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, england, europe, usa, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Careful, He Might Hear You (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Abandoned by his father after his mother dies, young PS lives in suburban Sydney with his aunt Lila and her husband George. While they lead a modest existence, PS is happy with them. However, his contentment is derailed when Lila's wealthy ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: aunt nephew relationship, custody, dysfunctional family, orphan, coming of age, family life, single parent, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, social differences, death in the family ...
Time: 30s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Fireflies in the Garden (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The semi-autobiographical story centers on the complexities of love and commitment in a family torn apart when faced by an unexpected tragedy.
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, family in crisis, family problems, family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, unsupportive parent, college graduate, siblings relations, reunion, writer's life, family gatherings ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Gracie's Choice (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: For as long as she can remember, 16 year-old Gracie has been raising her four siblings, each of whom has a different, absent father and their mother is on the fast track to self-destruction. When these children's lives are about to be pulled ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: custody, teenage girl, coming of age, custody battle, single parent, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, hopes, youth, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Hotel Sorrento (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Meg, Pippa, and Hillary are sisters who grew up in Sorrento, a small seaside town in Australia. Meg, who has lived in England for 10 years has just written a criticially acclaimed novel which she claims is entirely fictional. The book causes a stir ...
Style: serious, sincere, talky, realistic, touching
Plot: beach, parents and children, siblings relations, sibling relationship, australian, death in the family, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, resort, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, england, europe, usa, london ...
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39%
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Sunflower (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China, Netherlands
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Sunflower is the story of the Zhang family in Beijing father, mother and son across three decades, centering on the tensions and misunderstandings between father and son. Nine-year-old Xiangyang is having the time of his life, free of adult ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: family life, society, unfulfillment, family relations, gang, parents and children, forces of nature, homecoming, revolution, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: china, asia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: gloomy, serious, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: couple relations, life is a bitch, urban, unfulfillment, couples, parents and children, death in the family, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, social decay, dull life, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: dealing with death, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems, family relations, obsession, death in the family, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, domineering mother, tradition ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Broken Wings (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.
Style: emotional, talky, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coma, single parent, human nature, basketball, bereavement, parents and children, siblings relations, death in the family, family in crisis, haunted by the past, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Archipelago (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Patricia (Kate Fahy) and her two children, young adults Edward (Tom Hiddleston) and Cynthia (Lydia Leonard), arrive for a break at a holiday cottage. As rain and wind lash against the windows, Patricia grows exasperated at the absence of her ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, atmospheric
Plot: parents and children, family in crisis, estrangement, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, island, family relations, family gatherings, introspection, resort, family problems, hopes
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Monkey Grip (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A frank portrayal of a year in the life of a divorced mother living in Melbourne, trying to cope with her daughter and her own relationship with a drug addict while trying to get into the music business.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: single parent, rock, life is a bitch, divorce, divorced mother, love and romance, fall in love, musician's life, human nature, introspection, love affair, addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%