Movies like The Gathering 1977

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The Gathering (1977)
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The Gathering (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Adam Thornton learns that he only has a little time left, he decides that he wants to make peace with his family. Only problem is that most of his family are not exactly fond of him because he walked out on his wife and of his stubborn nature and he hasn't spoken to his youngest son after having an argument with him which he was in the wrong but only realize after his son left and has not been heard from since. But he goes to her to help him find him. But when his doctor says that it won't be good for him to travel, she suggests that they invite them all for Christmas. While most of them come, Adam's attempt at reconciliation won't be easy.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic, vintage
Plot: christmas, family relations, terminal illness, family gatherings, holiday, parents and children, family life, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, family problems, elderly, single parent, introspection, siblings relations, estrangement, bittersweet, hopes, unfulfillment, golden years, love, doctor, baptism, father daughter relationship, christmas eve, dying man ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa

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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 parents and children, family relations, family problems, hopes, unfulfillment, estrangement and family gatherings mostly in Drama, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like The Gathering: Christmas Eve (1986), A Christmas Visitor (2002), A Hobo's Christmas (1987), A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014), Alpha Male (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Christmas Eve (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Story of a well-to-do elderly woman, who befriends the homeless and volunteers her time with children, who learns she has an incurable illness and wants desperately to reunite her three grown grand children (who are scattered across the U.S. living ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christmas, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, hopes, aging, chambermaid, homeless woman, matriarch, humanitarian, christmas spirit ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
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95%
A Christmas Visitor (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A father struggles with the past. A daughter fights for the future. A mother searches for answers. The Boyajians have not celebrated Christmas in 11 years. They lost their faith when they lost their son to the Persian Gulf War. Now a stranger has ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christmas, gulf war, grief, introspection, hopes, love and romance, life is a bitch, family problems, family life, redemption, family gatherings, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
A Hobo's Christmas (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A hobo played by Barnard Hughes decides it's time to go home. Drifting from place to place, Hughes finds himself in his hometown of Salt Lake City at Christmas time. Here he hopes to close old wounds and be reunited with his unforgiving son ...
Style: realistic, serious, feel good, touching, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, homeless, homelessness, youth, homeless man, family problems, family relations, estrangement, family gatherings, parents and children, hopes, family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, lifetime, asthma, women, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 340
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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66%
The Fitzgerald Family Christmas (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The siblings of the Fitzgerald family must decide if the dad who abandoned them 20 years ago can come home for Christmas. Can the big Irish clan get past their grievances to be a family again?
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic
Plot: christmas, family gatherings, estranged father, family relations, homecoming, sibling relationship, holiday, parents and children, brother sister relationship, siblings, family reunited, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ireland, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Marvin's Room (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A leukemia patient attempts to end a 20-year feud with her sister to get her bone marrow.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, estrangement, leukemia, family relations, cancer, teenage boy, father daughter relationship, single parent, family problems, siblings relations, sibling relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa, ohio, orlando florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
In the Gloaming (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Danny, dying of Aids, returns home for his last months. Always close to his mother, they share moments of openness that tend to shut out Danny's father and his sister.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: aids, gay, family relations, lgbt, bereavement, childhood, lgbtq, bittersweet, family problems, resentment, terminal illness, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Reconciliation (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: RECONCILIATION is a groundbreaking, provocative story about an estranged father and son struggling to overcome the heartbreaking consequences of their past. Grant Taylor (Eric Nenninger) has been troubled by intense childhood memories ever since his ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Plot: gay parent, forgiveness, family relations, last wish, redemption, haunted by the past, family problems, estrangement, life is a bitch, hopes, terminal illness, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: realistic, emotional, psychological, touching, captivating ...
Plot: interracial relations, family relations, estrangement, death in the family, haunted by the past, family problems, society, hopes, unfulfillment, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Alison Dodge, a 17-year old raised by her mother, decides on her own to spend her last summer before college getting to know her father
Style: serious, uplifting, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: estranged father, fear of commitment, coming of age, introspection, teenage life, estrangement, family problems, one more chance, youth, redemption, parents and children, first sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 2K
Two Weeks (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In this bittersweet comedy, four adult siblings gather at their dying mother's house in North Carolina for what they expect to be a quick, last goodbye. Instead, they find themselves trapped — together — for two weeks.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, humorous, semi serious
Plot: terminal illness, introspection, eccentric family, family life, estrangement, single parent, family problems, homecoming, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, parents and children, dying ...
Time: contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, sentimental, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, self discovery, introspection, strong female presence, mother, love, motherhood, sister sister relationship, dying mother, parenthood, christmas ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Lullaby (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Estranged from his family, Jonathan (Hedlund) discovers his father has decided to take himself off life support in forty-eight hours’ time. During this intensely condensed period, a lifetime of drama plays out. Robert (Jenkins) fights a zero sum ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, mercy killing, cancer, parents and children, family problems, siblings relations, life is a bitch, estrangement, estranged family member, death in the family, disease, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 1K
Red Doors (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Wongs struggle to cope with life, love, and family dysfunction in the suburbs of New York.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian, family life, dysfunctional family, family problems, culture clash, parents and children, human nature, youth, single parent, suburbs, family in crisis, lgbtq ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Pandora's Box (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When an aging matriarch starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, hopes, elderly, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, self discovery, family problems, aging, youth, parents and children, countryside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, atmospheric, sincere, serious ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, family gatherings, introspection, island, dysfunctional family, woman, mental disorder, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, sad
Plot: kids in trouble, kidnapping, hopes, confined, life is a bitch, single parent, captivity, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family in crisis, estrangement, family problems ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 1K
Safe Passage (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mother with seven sons feels like she's losing control of her life and her family. But personal...
Style: touching, realistic, melancholic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, character study, pain, family relations, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, family life, terrorism, hopes, single parent, estrangement ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: london, new jersey, middle east, beirut lebanon, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, sexual abuse, redemption, life is a bitch, domestic disturbance, hopes, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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42%
...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: epilepsy, youth, medical, family relations, hospital, bittersweet, family problems, child illness, family in crisis, death in the family, doctors and patients, against the odds ...
Time: 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
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For Ellen (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After an overnight long-distance drive, Joby has a special meeting—with lawyers and his ex-wife. A struggling musician with the prerequisite tattoos, slimy hair, goatee, and his head firmly floating in the clouds, Joby hasn’t been around to be a ...
Style: captivating, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: parents and children, family problems, hopes, rivalry, custody, family relations, estrangement, babies and infants, family gatherings, musician, child custody, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.5
 3K
Ocean Heaven (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of a father's tireless love for his autistic son. A terminally ill father's attempt to teach his autistic son the necessary life skills to survive on his own before he passes away. It is also a poignant tribute to the infinite ...
Style: serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic, gloomy
Plot: autism, terminal illness, single parent, life is a bitch, family relations, father son relationship, love, family problems, parents and children, unfulfillment, mentally challenged, disability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.1
 1K
The Wool Cap (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This film, originally made for tv, stars William H. Macy as a mute superintendent of a apartment building that is falling apart who becomes the unwilling guardian to a young girl with a bit of an attitude. The film is an updated and Americanized ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, feel good
Plot: introspection, friendship, redemption, life is a bitch, hopes, custody, parents and children, human nature, family life, misfit, family problems, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Mulberry Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A drama centered on a young man working in Rhode Island's state corrections system and his relationship with a convicted murderer who is dying of AIDS and spending his remaining days on hospital detail.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, talky ...
Plot: prison, hospital, redemption, terminal illness, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, hopes, estrangement, life sentence, family relations, one more chance, murderer ...
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
November Christmas (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young father asks for pumpkins at the local farm stand. "In August? No." the farmer replies. The farmer ruminates on the odd request and gets involved with strangers for the first time since his son's death long ago.
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, disturbing, sad ...
Plot: christmas, cancer, parents and children, human spirit, family gatherings, hopes, girl, youth, child illness, life is a bitch, husband wife relationship, illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Our Sons (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Our Sons is a 1991 made-for-TV movie starring Julie Andrews and Ann-Margret as two mothers of gay sons, one of whom is dying of AIDS. As a small town waitress, Ann-Margret's character must overcome her own homophobia and learn to love her son ...
Style: serious, psychological, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Plot: gay, aids, terminal illness, estrangement, family relations, hospital, parents and children, family problems, friendship, gays and lesbians, small town, lgbt ...
Time: 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, san diego california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
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One Christmas (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: TV film that was to be Katherine Hepburn's last performance. Based on Truman Capote's bittersweet tale of a young boy's adventures with the father he's never known in New Orleans in the 1930s..
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christmas, youth, family relations, estrangement, family problems, human nature, family life, eccentric family, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, cons and scams, redemption ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%