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We Were the Mulvaneys (2002)
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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, emotional, realistic, touching, bleak, gloomy
Plot: family relations, family life, love and romance, life is a bitch, couples, family problems, family in crisis, alcohol abuse, loneliness, brother brother relationship, lifetime, fear, family, small town, innocence lost, siblings relations, small town life, rape, cat, water, illness, father, dream, exile, veterinarian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, emotional, serious and touching films with plots about family relations, family problems, couples, family life, family in crisis, life is a bitch and parents and children mostly in Drama and Family genres. Some movies like We Were the Mulvaneys: Silent Heart (2014), The Other Woman (2009), Riding the Bus with My Sister (2005), Particles of Truth (2003), Union Square (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: terminal illness, family relations, family problems, family life, life is a bitch, parents and children, couples, couple relations, family gatherings, siblings relations, euthanasia, relationship problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
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The Other Woman (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Emilia, a law-school graduate, falls in love with her married boss, Jack. After Emilia marries Jack, her happiness turns unexpectedly to grief following the death of her infant daughter. Devastated, Emilia nonetheless carries on, attempting to forge ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sad ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family life, family problems, couple relations, parents and children, death in the family, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, dealing with death, unfulfillment, woman, strong female lead, stepmother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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95%
Riding the Bus with My Sister (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman spends time with her developmental disabled sister after the death of their father.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, cult film
Plot: mentally challenged, family relations, couples, lifestyle, family life, dysfunctional family, family problems, disability, misfit, love and romance, siblings relations, bus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania
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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, serious, psychological, gloomy
Plot: couples, life is a bitch, introspection, family relations, family life, human nature, estrangement, family problems, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, mental illness, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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88%
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Union Square (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A reluctant reunion of two estranged sisters. One is on the verge of marriage; the other is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Both struggle with truths they're hiding from each other - and from themselves. Jenny has rejected her tumultuous ...
Style: twists and turns, talky, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: family problems, family relations, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, city life, lifestyle, ego clash, estrangement, rivalry, snobbism, strong female presence, reunion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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88%
The Grief of Others (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Ryries have suffered a loss: the death of a baby just fifty-seven hours after his birth. Without words to express their grief, the parents, John and Ricky, try to return to their previous lives. The couple's children, ten-year-old Biscuit ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, couples, family problems, life is a bitch, couple relations, death in the family, parents and children, dealing with death, family crisis, dysfunctional family, mourning, reconciliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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86%
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Swimmers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After an accident in a small Maryland fishing town, 11-year-old Emma begins to question the nature of the adults around her.
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: youth, small town, introspection, family relations, friendship, family problems, human nature, family in crisis, swimming, sex crime, social relations, public health ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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: serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: disability, family relations, family problems, family life, couples, social relations, couple relations, society, small town, small town life, pregnancy, family in crisis ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s
Place: mississippi, california
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84%
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Alpha Male (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Drama about a family torn apart after the death of its patriarch. Haunted by their father's death, Jack and Elyssa have a fraught relationship with their remarried mother even now they have come of age.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, death in the family, unfulfillment, estrangement, family gatherings, brother brother relationship, coming of age, family business, elderly lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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84%
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, touching, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: starving child, starvation, empire, youth, doctor, single parent, unemployment, family relations, family problems, society, life is a bitch, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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83%
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Inheritance (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Palestinian family living in the north of Galilee gathers to celebrate the wedding of one of their daughters, as war rages between Israel and Lebanon. Internal conflicts explode between the family - secrets are revealed and lies are unmasked. The ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional
Plot: family relations, forbidden love, family problems, love and romance, life is a bitch, human nature, family gatherings, wartime life, family life, bittersweet, village, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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My Brother (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "My Brother" is an inner city story of two impoverished boys, Isaiah and James. James is developmentally disabled. Their mother, L'Tisha, finds herself in a tragic situation. Dying of tuberculosis, she desperately tries to get her two ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: disability, terminal illness, life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, mentally challenged, brother brother relationship, sick mother, responsibility, urban ghetto, siblings relations, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Like Dandelion Dust (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A compelling drama that explores the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty, realistic lives of a struggling family, and a privileged family. Their lives intersect, intertwine and collide, all for the love of a little boy. This film ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: adoption, custody, starting over, family relations, parents and children, hopes, social worker, family life, legal, legal action, rivalry, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Saint Maybe (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A lonely teen troubled by a past family tragedy is suspicious of his sister-in-law, believing she is being unfaithful. His confrontation with his brother sets off a series of tragic events.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, feel good, sentimental ...
Plot: tragedy, church, family relations, redemption, couples, family problems, death in the family, homecoming, family in crisis, teenage life, adoption, family life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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The Event (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An intense relationship drama that takes the form of a mystery, The Event centers around a series of unexplained deaths that occur among the gay community in New York's fashionable Chelsea district. Nick, a district attorney investigating the ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, couples, family problems, terminal illness, gays and lesbians, human nature, gender, life is a bitch, investigation, lgbt, gay, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, emotional, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: amish, religions or cults, forbidden love, love and romance, society, youth, couples, culture clash, adolescence vs adulthood, love affair, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Private Property (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Since Luc granted a divorce to Pascale ten years ago, he paid generous alimony and left a fine country house as long as their twin sons remain at home. Pascale always acted as if she was the provider and head of the household, even now the ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: fondling, single parent, love triangle, couples, breakup, impossible love, family life, love and romance, starting over, family problems, family relations, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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: serious, realistic, gloomy, touching, emotional ...
Plot: aids, loss of lover, mourning, gay interest, lgbt, couples, family relations, breakup, estrangement, family problems, dysfunctional family, pregnancy ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Two Gates of Sleep (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: After preparing for their mother's imminent death, two brothers go on an arduous upriver journey to honor her final request.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: death in the family, last wish, family problems, family relations, hopes, introspection, dealing with death, siblings relations, brother brother relationship, very little dialogue, journey, death of mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Bereft (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young Vermont widow is haunted by the memory of her dead husband, while trying to date again.
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: haunted by the past, friendship, love and romance, family problems, romance, family life, impossible love, estrangement, parents and children, solace, couples, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
White Irish Drinkers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A coming of age story set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, in which two teenage brothers living with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother are caught up in a life of petty crime. Older brother Danny concocts a daring ...
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, crimes, life is a bitch, family problems, family life, siblings relations, parents and children, hopes, society, working class, domestic disturbance, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, ireland, new york
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74%
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Blondie (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three sisters, all adrift and in crisis, reunite at their childhood home as their domineering mother arranges a big birthday. But as the festivities come to an end, repressed conflicts rise to the surface. Old wounds are opened and a new family is ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: family relations, family life, homecoming, estrangement, under the surface, parents and children, family gatherings, strong female presence, siblings relations, family problems, nudity (full frontal - brief), dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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73%
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, touching, emotional ...
Plot: hospital, terminal illness, family relations, family life, unfulfillment, suburbs, illness, family problems, life is a bitch, dealing with death, family in crisis, cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany
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73%
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Bloodbrothers (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young man is torn between following in his brothers' footsteps or striking out on his own.
Style: talky, sincere, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: brother brother relationship, sibling relationship, dysfunctional family, family life, moral dilemma, parents and children, family problems, youth, life is a bitch, friendship, teenage life, working class ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new york
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72%
Second Generation (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An explosive two-part drama about love, family and identity - set around the tangled relationships of two Indian families with a deep-rooted, shared history.
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: love triangle, family relations, parents and children, family life, family, forbidden love, greed, couples, family problems, infidelity, family in crisis, lovers reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, london
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71%
Surrender, Dorothy (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When her daughter Sara unexpectedly passes away, Natalie retreats to the summer home where she and Sara used to visit. Time with her best friends and some of Sara's friends help her deal with her loss.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, family problems, best friends, dysfunctional family, tragic love, homecoming, couples, life is a bitch, orphan, hopes, single parent, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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70%
Mississippi Damned (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three poor Black kids in rural Mississippi reap the consequences of their family's cycle of abuse, addiction, and violence.
Style: rough, touching, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: introspection, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, human nature, family problems, family relations, society, addiction, family in crisis, child abuse, drug addiction, children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, mississippi
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70%
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, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: christmas, human spirit, family life, life is a bitch, hopes, love and romance, couples, family problems, miraculous event, homecoming, road not taken, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
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69%
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Automatic (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Everyone falls into self destructive habits. Automatic lets us view a small cross-section of the lives of six characters as they struggle to break free from the automatic behavior that drives their lives.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: love and romance, couples, family problems, human nature, destiny, couple relations, sexual relations, unfulfillment, womanizer, hopes, crumbling marriage, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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69%
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: veterinarian, adoption, single parent, homecoming, social relations, couple relations, terminal illness, life is a bitch, parents and children, couples, unfulfillment, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
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