Movies like About Ray

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About Ray (2015)
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About Ray (2015)
Original name: 3 Generations
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A teenager transitions from female to male, and his family must come to terms with that fact.
Style: neurotic
Plot: lesbian, single mother, lgbt, teenager, gender roles, grandmother grandson relationship, dancing, school, friendship, food, train, computer, happiness, restaurant, african american, surgery, lesbian relationship, teenage girl, doctor, mirror, dancer, fear, marriage, sarcasm, starting over ...
Place: manhattan new york city

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and dramatic films with plots about food, mother son relationship, eating, telephone call, kiss, telephone and drink mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like About Ray: 20th Century Women (2016), The Glass Castle (2017), James White (2015), The Meddler (2015), Little Accidents (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
20th Century Women (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1979 Santa Barbara, California, Dorothea Fields is a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie, at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion. Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women – ...
Style: melancholic, talky, reflective, enigmatic, realistic ...
Plot: feminism, feminist, single mother, coming-of-age, balcony, generation gap, punk music, parent child relationship, coming of age, loneliness, teenager, cancer ...
Time: year 1979, 20th century, 80s
Place: california
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The Glass Castle (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A young girl is raised in a dysfunctional family constantly on the run from the FBI. Living in poverty, she comes of age guided by her drunkard, ingenious father who distracts her with magical stories to keep her mind off the family's dire ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, regret, alcoholic, funeral, child abuse, gambling, hospital, illness, writing, pride, restaurant ...
Time: year 1989, year 1964
Place: manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city, west virginia, utah
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James White (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: James White is a troubled twentysomething trying to stay afloat in a frenzied New York City. As he retreats further into a hedonistic lifestyle, his mother's battle with a serious illness faces a series of setbacks that force him to assume more ...
Plot: chemotherapy, friend, kiss, telephone, bar, money, drink, cigarette smoking, eating, black eye, sense of smell, abandoned by father ...
Time: year 1983
Place: mexico, manhattan new york city
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The Meddler (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An aging widow from New York City follows her daughter to Los Angeles in hopes of starting a new life after her husband passes away.
Plot: mother daughter relationship, romance, singing in a car, overbearing mother, bed, urination, actor, interracial friendship, guitar, dead father, bench, crying woman ...
Time: year 1969
Place: los angeles, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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Stand Clear of the Closing Doors (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When autistic teen Ricky is scolded for skipping class, he escapes into the subway for a days-long odyssey among the subway’s disparate denizens. Meanwhile, his mother wages an escalating search effort above ground. Based on a true story and set ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: train, mentally challenged, urban, self discovery, parents and children, missing child, misfit, family relations, social misfits, teenage life, hopes, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1984, year 2012
Place: new york, usa
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Little Accidents (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a small American coal town living in the shadow of a recent mining accident, the disappearance of a teenage boy draws three people together—a surviving miner, the lonely wife of a mine executive, and a local boy—in a web of secrets.
Plot: small town, solace, teenage boy, dead boy, boy in peril, father son relationship, toy, whiskey, sex, shower, train, cooking ...
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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: realistic, talky, touching, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, marriage, pain, single parent, human nature, mother, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, death in the family, eccentric family, family gatherings ...
Time: 90s
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Certain Women (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The lives of four women intersect in small-town America, where each is imperfectly blazing a trail.
Plot: lesbian interest, loneliness, flirting, affair, dysfunctional relationship, man crying, driving, mirror, brother sister relationship, mountain, garden, classroom ...
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Place: montana
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About Alex (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A circle of twenty-something friends reunite for a weekend away to console a suicidal member of their group. Yet, despite their best efforts to enjoy themselves, a tinderbox of old jealousies, unrequited love, and widening political differences ...
Style: serious, gloomy, talky, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, reunion, drugs/alcohol, friends, introspection, twentysomething life, unsupportive friend, college graduate, disagreement, depression, suicide attempt, wine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york state
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Gifted (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.
Style: inspirational, touching, sweet, realistic, light ...
Audience: kids
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So B. It (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young girl named Heidi who lives with her mentally disabled mother, travels across the country to find out about her and her mothers past.
Plot: grandmother granddaughter relationship, dead father, ambulance, storm, old woman, lake, mirror, grandfather granddaughter relationship, reading aloud, crying baby, sleeping, cat ...
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St. Vincent (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young boy whose parents just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic, war veteran who lives next door.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, dramatic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1946, year 1965
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Levelland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A coming-of-age drama, with skateboards, set in Texas.
Plot: ex husband ex wife relationship, sunbathing, ping pong, car wash, teacher student relationship, marital separation, coach, oil company, coming of age, skinny dipping, skateboard, punk rock ...
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I Smile Back (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Laney is an attractive, intelligent suburban wife and devoted mother of two adorable children. She has the perfect husband who plays basketball with the kids in the driveway, a pristine house, and a shiny SUV for carting the children to their next ...
Style: serious, gloomy, touching, realistic
Plot: mental illness, suburbs, wealthy family, addiction, family problems, going straight, redemption, dysfunctional family, hopes, life is a bitch, suburban life, anal sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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The Dynamiter (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: All fourteen-year-old Robbie Hendrick ever wanted was a family. Yet as another Mississippi summer begins, his wayward mother has run off again fearing a breakdown and he's left to burn the days caring for his half brother, Fess. As the deep ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, touching, gloomy
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Place: mississippi, usa
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A sixty-something mother and her two adult sons cope and move onward following the death of their larger-than-life father/husband.
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The Midwife (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Claire is a midwife and has devoted her life to others. At a moment when she is preoccupied by the imminent closure of the maternity clinic where she works, her life is further turned upside down when Béatrice, her father's former mistress, ...
Plot: cancer, chemotherapy, illness, doctor, hospital room, hospital, midwife, massage, suicide, real estate agent, flashlight, taxi ...
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Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pushed to the brink after losing her job, a woman struggles to survive. As the months pass and her troubles deepen, she embarks on a perilous and mysterious journey that threatens to usurp her life.
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Spa Night (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young Korean-American man works to reconcile his obligations to his struggling immigrant family with his burgeoning sexual desires in the underground world of gay hookups at Korean spas in Los Angeles.
Plot: spa, lgbt, gay, coming of age, shyness, undressing, female female kiss, closeted homosexual, male male kiss, grandmother grandson relationship, gay sex, korean american ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Little Men (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Greece, Brazil
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Story: Jake is a quiet, sensitive middle schooler with dreams of being an artist. He meets the affably brash Tony at his grandfather's funeral, and the unlikely pair soon hit it off. The budding friendship is put at risk, however, when a rent dispute ...
Style: bilingual
Plot: best friend, landlord tenant relationship, eviction, father son relationship, gentrification, cousin cousin relationship, aspiring actor, old friend, friendship between boys, middle school, scooter, bullying ...
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This complex portrait of modern-day life on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation explores the bond between a brother and his younger sister, who find themselves on separate paths to rediscovering the meaning of home.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, gloomy
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, death in the family, youth, family problems, dysfunctional family, society, unfulfillment, social relations, fire, death of father, brother sister relationship, horse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south dakota, usa, nebraska
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69%
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Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Lorenzo Odone was a normal child until the age of 7. After then, strange things began to happen to him: he would have blackouts, memory lapses, and other strange mental phemonenons. He is eventually diagnosed as suffering from ALD: an extremely rare ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: child illness, against the odds, human spirit, medicine, terminal illness, life is a bitch, research, cure, treatment, parents and children, parent child relationship, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: medical school, edinburgh scotland, italy, rome italy, washington d.c. ...
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Mommy (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A peculiar neighbor offers hope to a recent widow who is struggling to raise a teenager who is unpredictable and, sometimes, violent.
Style: melancholic, sincere, psychological, touching, depressing ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, oedipus complex, sexual relations, family in crisis, parent child relationship, teenage life, single mother, family problems, life is a bitch, youth, anti conformity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 2010s, year 2010 ...
Place: canada, quebec, montreal quebec
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Goat (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Reeling from a terrifying assault, a nineteen year old enrolls into college with his brother and pledges the same fraternity. What happens there, in the name of 'brotherhood,' tests him and his loyalty in brutal ways.
Plot: fraternity, student, college, sibling relationship, brother brother relationship, apology, party, friendship, beer, blood, friend, drinking ...
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Standing Tall (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film tells the story of Malony and his education as he grows from a six-year-old into an 18-year-old. A minors’ judge and a caseworker work tirelessly to try to save the young offender.
Plot: juvenile delinquent, social worker, judge, delinquent, juvenile delinquency, teen angst, criminal, coming of age, reform, troublemaker, reform school, pregnant teenager ...
Place: france
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Boyhood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating, reflective ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, divorce, divorced parents, parenting, abusive husband, high school, boy, teenager, family, birthday, coming-of-age, childhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, year 2009 ...
Place: usa, texas, houston texas, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Book of Henry (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Naomi Watts stars as Susan, a single mother of two, working as a waitress in a small town. Her son, Henry, is an 11-year-old genius who not only manages the family finances but acts as emotional support for his mother and younger brother. When Henry ...
Style: emotional, serious, sad, touching, captivating
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Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Mustang (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Qatar
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a Turkish village, five orphaned sisters live under strict rule while members of their family prepare their arranged marriages.
Style: bleak, heartbreaking, harsh, light, sweet ...
Audience: teens
Plot: violence, sexism, teenage girl, arranged marriage, sisters, sibling relationship, teenage sexuality, gang, coming of age, virginity, teenager, chase ...
Time: 2010s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, middle east, california, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Surviving: A Family in Crisis (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Rick is a 17 year old golden boy whose father wants him to became a doctor like himself. Lonnie is a problematic 16 year old girl, who has just come out from a sanatorium after an attempted suicide. The families of both teens are very close friends. ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: teenager, suicide, impossible love, friendship, telephone, angry man, grieving mother, angry, teenage protagonist, kitten, teenage boy, shock ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Sexual Dependency (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bolivia, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A poor girl, a rich stud, a university student and a model -- nothing in common, except the desire to experience true intimacy. Their stories unfold and overlap as each becomes victim to their own sexual dependencies, self-perceptions and illusions. ...
Style: serious, sexual, erotic, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: sexual abuse, sexual relations, gender, college, coming of age, gays and lesbians, high school, suburbs, prostitute, university, human nature, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, bolivia, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%