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, lgbt, single mother, teenager, gender roles, dancing, school, strong female character, friendship, food, train, computer, happiness, restaurant, skateboarding, african american, surgery, lesbian relationship, teenage girl, doctor, mirror, dancer, fear, marriage, sarcasm ...
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, eating, telephone call, telephone, kiss, mother son relationship and drinking mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like About Ray: The Glass Castle (2017), James White (2015), The Meddler (2015), Little Accidents (2014), Certain Women (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, fear, school, playing pool, snow, listening to music, painter, faith, roommate, dog, father son relationship ...
Time: year 1989, year 1964
Place: manhattan new york city, west virginia, lower east side manhattan new york city, 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, coffee, pharmacist, panic, crying woman, black eye, abandoned by father, cancer, asian, caretaker, falling asleep, emergency room ...
Time: year 1983
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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, party, dancing, father daughter relationship, nurse, restaurant, telephone, song, wine, cigarette smoking, money ...
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: realistic, touching, sincere, serious
Plot: train, social misfits, parents and children, hopes, family relations, misfit, urban, teenage life, mentally challenged, missing child, self discovery, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 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, shower, girl, gurney, reporter, pantyhose, death of father, milkshake, falling to the ground, fireworks, boss ...
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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, flirting, loneliness, affair, dysfunctional relationship, hay, seat belt, broken arm, police, undressing, employer employee relationship, american flag ...
Time: year 1975, year 1918, 2010s, year 1959, year 1966
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: talky, gloomy, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, reunion, college graduate, unsupportive friend, friends, twentysomething life, drugs/alcohol, introspection, disagreement, depression, suicide attempt, wine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, pain, marriage, gays and lesbians, family in crisis, unfulfillment, siblings relations, parents and children, couple relations, life is a bitch, family relations, estrangement ...
Time: 90s
Place: middle east, utah, beirut lebanon, london
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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
Plot: child prodigy, mathematics, school, friendship, childhood, uncle niece relationship, genius, cat, custody battle, family drama, teacher, child custody ...
Time: year 1998
Place: florida, california
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86%
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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.
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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, realistic, touching, gloomy
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
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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: peeping tom, trophy, loss of father, swimming, sex, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, infidelity, extramarital affair, liar, male nudity, brother brother relationship, car accident ...
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Love After Love (2017)
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.
Plot: mother son relationship, birthday, female nudity, drunkenness, bathroom, death of father, dressmaker, acting class, humiliation, telephone, telephone call, dog ...
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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: gloomy, touching, serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: small town, youth, innocence lost, coming of age, small town life, family problems, teenage life, dysfunctional family, dysfunctional character, social relations, family relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Little Men (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Greece, Brazil
Duration: 85 min.
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: landlord tenant relationship, best friend, dead father, sewing machine, absent father, feud, train, brooklyn new york city, neighbor, death of father, cake, lawyer ...
Place: manhattan new york city
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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: realistic, humorous, inspirational, entertaining, witty ...
Audience: family outing, kids
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Place: usa, new jersey, california
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Where Is Kyra? (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
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.
Plot: female nudity, cafe, deception, bus, rain, bank, funeral, dressing, brooklyn new york city, train, neighbor, gurney ...
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The Midwife (2017)
Genre: Drama
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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, ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: touching, gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, unfulfillment, death in the family, family problems, social relations, youth, dysfunctional family, society, party, eating, friend, blood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south dakota, usa, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Mommy (2014)
Genre: Drama
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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 ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 2010s, year 1982 ...
Place: canada, quebec, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, photograph, computer, waitress, cemetery, swimming pool, gym, male nudity, sexuality, closeted homosexual, holding hands ...
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: touching, emotional, uplifting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: child illness, against the odds, human spirit, terminal illness, research, medicine, life is a bitch, cure, family in crisis, hopes, health situation, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: washington d.c., edinburgh scotland, italy, medical school, rome italy ...
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74%
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Mediterranea (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, USA, Germany, Qatar
Duration: 107 min.
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Plot: illegal immigration, smuggling, friend, ship, underwater scene, french, brother sister relationship, tv news, grandmother granddaughter relationship, sleeping, gang, train station ...
Place: italy, africa, mediterranean sea, libya, algeria
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74%
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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, brutality, parking lot, vomiting, photograph, male nudity, swimming pool, cell phone, female female kiss ...
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73%
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, chewing gum, insult, courthouse, self esteem, abusive relationship, climbing out a window, pregnant woman, foosball, scissors, female judge ...
Place: france
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73%
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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: sexism, teenage girl, violence, arranged marriage, sisters, gang, sibling relationship, teenage sexuality, coming of age, virginity, teenager, chase ...
Time: 2010s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, middle east, california, israel ...
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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
Plot: suicide, boy genius, single mother, small town, brain tumor, death of brother, school principal, precocious child, child abuse, stepfather, child custody, bullying ...
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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, captivating, serious, sincere, reflective ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, divorce, birthday, abusive husband, parenting, divorced parents, high school, boy, childhood, teenager, family, grandparent and grandchild ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, year 2011 ...
Place: usa, texas, houston texas, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: erotic, serious, sincere, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: sexual abuse, gender, sexual relations, human nature, high school life, innocence lost, couples, gender bending, teenage life, suburbs, prostitute, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: bolivia, south america, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.3
 70
Angel Blue (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dennis (Sam Bottoms) is a handsome, successful and well-liked civic leader who lives in his hometown with his lovely wife (Lisa Eichhorn) and their new baby. When Enrique Vasquez (Marco Rodriguez) and his striking teen daughter Angela (Yeniffer ...
Plot: betrayal, violence, neighbor, love, small town, chase, bar, bare breasts, cafe, shower, child abuse, swimming ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%