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When Andrew Came Home (2000)
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When Andrew Came Home (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mother searches for five years to find her kidnapped son in this fact-based drama. Unexpectedly the boy is found, but the reunion is not as she hoped. She now has to deal with five years of abuse that the boy suffered at the hands of his kidnappers.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: kids in trouble, kidnapping, captivity, parents and children, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, family problems, single parent, confined, family in crisis, estrangement, hopes, family relations, post traumatic stress, child abduction, youth, child in peril, death in the family, children, boy, reunion, danger, prayer
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and touching films with plots about family relations, family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, family in crisis and single parent mostly in Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like When Andrew Came Home: Camp (2013), I Know My First Name Is Steven (1989), Fifteen and Pregnant (1998), A Long Way Home (2003), Gun Hill Road (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Camp (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 12-year-old Eli finds himself at summer CAMP
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: child abuse, summer camp, kids in trouble, friendship, youth, family problems, hopes, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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100%
I Know My First Name Is Steven (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: 7-year old Steven Stayner is kidnapped a few days before Christmas by Kenneth Parnell. Under the belief that Parnell has been given legal custody of him, and that his family has moved away, he stays with Parnell for seven years, enduring repetitive ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, emotional, serious ...
Plot: missing child, pedophile, kidnapping, child molestation, sexual abuse, starting over, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, captivity, parents and children, crimes, perversion ...
Time: 80s, 70s, year 1980, year 1972, year 1974
Place: northern california
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100%
Fifteen and Pregnant (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, family problems, family in crisis, teenage life, lifestyle, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, high school, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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62%
A Long Way Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: psychiatrist, family relations, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, redemption, life is a bitch, domestic disturbance, hopes, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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53%
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Gun Hill Road (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An ex-con returns home to the Bronx after three year in prison to discover his wife estranged and his teenage son exploring a sexual transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to the test.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, emotional, bilingual
Plot: family relations, homecoming, going straight, starting over, crimes, estrangement, family problems, dysfunctional family, redemption, hopes, parents and children, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
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44%
...First Do No Harm (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Lori Reimuller learns that her young son Robbie has epilepsy, she first trusts the judgment of the hospital staff in how best to bring it under control. As Robbie's health slides radically downhill, however, she becomes frustrated and ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, hospital, bittersweet, family problems, child illness, family in crisis, death in the family, doctors and patients, against the odds, small town, parents and children, small town life ...
Time: 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
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44%
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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, parents and children, dysfunctional family, death in the family, family problems, family gatherings, estrangement, unfulfillment, brother brother relationship, coming of age, family business, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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37%
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Nicholas' Gift (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fact based drama about an American couple on vacation in Italy in 1994 with their two children who are attacked and shot by highway bandits. Shortly they discover that their son is brain dead. The parents are then faced with the hard decision to ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Plot: family relations, transplant, family problems, unfulfillment, dealing with death, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, parents and children, death in the family, family in crisis, terminal illness, death of child ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe
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34%
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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, dysfunctional family, tragic love, homecoming, best friends, couples, haunted by the past, parents and children, life is a bitch, orphan, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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34%
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: sincere, emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: custody battle, teenage girl, custody, coming of age, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family values, youth, life is a bitch, single parent, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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33%
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, down on your luck, siblings relations, strong female presence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Empire of Dirt (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Like many Native families, Lena Mahikan grew up in the cycle of abuse. Her father, a residential school survivor, was an alcoholic until he killed himself when Lena was 10. Her mother, only 14 years her senior, turned to the slots. By the time Lena ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: small town, haunted by the past, family problems, life is a bitch, single parent, social misfits, youth, society, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Dawn Anna (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The true story of a single mom who overcomes many of life's obstacles.
Style: realistic, sincere, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: high school, family problems, human spirit, against the odds, terminal illness, child illness, disability, family relations, single parent, rehabilitation, life is a bitch, mentally challenged ...
Time: contemporary
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33%
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Harmful Insect (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 13-year-old Sachiko is about to encounter the most difficult moments in her young life. Her father abandons her and her mother attempts to commit suicide by slashing her wrist. Her teacher, whom she relies on heavily, leaves for northern Japan to ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, life is a bitch, youth, kids in trouble, family problems, uncontrollable, parents and children, school, teen angst, alienation, suicide attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: life is a bitch, family in crisis, family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, parents and children, unsupportive parent, college graduate, rap, siblings relations, family gatherings, punishment ...
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32%
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Dearest (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Drawing on remarkable true stories, Peter Chan delivers a moving drama about child abduction in China. Huang Bo stars as a father whose young son disappears in the streets of a big city. He sets out on a search across China, stopping at nothing to ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, tense
Plot: kidnapping, life turned upside down, uncover truth, adoption, missing child, family problems, parents and children, couples, couple relations, crimes, village, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: family life, parents and children, teenage life, dysfunctional family, love and romance, single parent, youth, family problems, family relations, hopes, estrangement, farm ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
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31%
Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In 2008, New York mother Tiffany Rubin faced every parent's worst nightmare when her six year old son Kobe vanished into thin air. Upon learning that Kobe had been kidnapped by his biological father and taken to South Korea, Tiffany seeks the ...
Style: suspenseful, emotional, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: kidnapping, confined, rescue, family problems, single parent, crimes, parents and children, family relations, husband wife relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship, stepfather stepson relationship, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The End of Love (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mark is a struggling actor stuck between the life he once knew and the one waiting for him. When the mother of his two-year-old son suddenly passes away, Mark is forced to confront his shortcomings. Their fates, now intertwined, hang in the balance ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, single father, single parent, family in crisis, parents and children, family problems, life turned upside down, babies and infants, death in the family, parent child relationship, father son relationship, baby ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Waterproof (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Single mother Tyree Battle struggles to keep her young son Thaniel away from the gang-plagued city streets that he is mixed up in. Under severe gang pressure, Thaniel accidentally shoots Jewish shopkeeper Eli Zeal in a botched robbery attempt. ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, contemplative
Plot: family relations, gang, homecoming, aging, youth, single parent, crimes, immigrants, going straight, family life, parents and children, redemption ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, louisiana
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30%
For the Love of a Child (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: 1959, support from US troops based in Asia and later from the Sates enables two actresses to start a charity for mixed-race 'orphans' who are locally neglected as outcasts. Thus originates Childhelp, which later runs multi-disciplinary ...
Style: touching, disturbing, thought provoking, rough, tense ...
Plot: orphan, rescue, family relations, selflessness, parents and children, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, family problems, child abuse, child in peril, world spanning, strong female presence ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Cruel Embrace (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Nicole (Marianne Basler) gives birth to a mentally challenged boy after she is gang-raped by American soldiers at the close of World War II in this grim dramatic tragedy. Young Ludo is hidden in the attic of the family home and continues to yearn ...
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: kids in trouble, family problems, family relations, estrangement, life is a bitch, misfit, mentally challenged, mentally unstable, single parent, youth, confined, human nature ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Putty Hill (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Friends and family of Cory, a young man who has died of an overdose, gather at a Baltimore-area karaoke bar for his wake and compare stories about him. Gradually, as it becomes clear that there are many holes in their recollections about Cory, they ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: family problems, dysfunctional family, death in the family, drug abuse, overdose, hopes, life is a bitch, social relations, estrangement, family in crisis, introspection, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
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30%
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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: parents and children, family relations, family problems, estrangement, dysfunctional family, hopes, aging, love, asthma, elderly, righting the wronged, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Nobody Owns Me (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a lone father's relationship with his daughter, of the destructive power of alcohol, of a child's vulnerability, but also of love, betrayal and socialist politics in 1970s Sweden. A unique and moving story freely based on ├ůsa ...
Style: touching, bleak, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: working class, alcohol abuse, parents and children, dysfunctional family, life turned upside down, disorder, youth, single parent, family relations, family problems, unemployment, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Invisible Child (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A woman with two children believes she has three and her husband and oldest daughter play along with her to keep her balanced (or as close to balanced that a woman with an invisible child can be). However, when the family hires a new nanny, it is ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, mental illness, nanny, couples, family problems, estrangement, couple relations, family in crisis, death in the family, family life, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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29%
Cries from the Heart (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A drama directed by Michael Switzer.
Style: captivating, uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: sexual abuse, family relations, family problems, power relations, misfit, hopes, single parent, rehabilitation, legal, life is a bitch, mentally challenged, mute or deaf ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.5
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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: realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Plot: sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, parents and children, teenage life, single parent, youth, prostitute, family problems, family relations, estrangement, small town life, absent mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Children of Invention (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two young children living illegally in a model apartment outside Boston are left to fend for themselves when their hardworking mother disappears
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: working class, family problems, single parent, parents and children, society, youth, siblings relations, eviction, suburbs, family relations, child in peril, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Brand New Life (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, South Korea
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Young Jinhee is taken by her father to an orphanage near Seoul. He leaves her there never to return, and she struggles to come to grips with her fate. Jinhee desperately believes her father will come back for her and take her on a trip. The film is ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: adoption, orphan, family relations, dysfunctional family, hopes, parents and children, nun, family problems, youth, orphanage, father daughter relationship, child abandonment ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: korea, seoul, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%