Movies like Steam

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Steam (2007)
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Steam (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three women — a young coed, a forty-something single mother, and one a senior-aged widow — meet in the sauna of the local gym, where they gradually get to know one another and bond over their respective trials and tribulations.
Style: serious, emotional, gloomy, realistic, sexual, talky, touching
Plot: lesbian, catholic, widow, sauna, singleness, hopes, female friendship, single mother, family relations, golden years, single parent, human spirit, introspection, self discovery, friendship, parents and children, down on your luck, elderly, gender, life is a bitch, love and romance, unfulfillment, youth, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa

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Most similar movies to Steam

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, single parent, youth, life is a bitch and hopes mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Steam: Sex & the Single Mom (2003), Harrison Montgomery (2008), Little Sparrows (2010), Shirley Adams (2009), Our Life (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Sex & the Single Mom (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jess Gradwell and her teenage daughter boast a superclose relationship. When it comes to sex, however, Mom won't stand for anything less than premarital celibacy. So she gets a pretty healthy dose of her own medicine when she winds up getting ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sexual, touching
Plot: single parent, pregnancy, parents and children, sexual relations, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, youth, couples, family problems, family relations, family life, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Harrison Montgomery (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a rundown apartment complex in San Francisco's Tenderloin, a septuagenarian seer is waiting for his final message. For decades the eccentric recluse has chronicled the phrases of the Wheel of Fortune and deciphered their hidden meaning - the ...
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: elderly, down on your luck, hopes, poverty, life is a bitch, lifestyle, disorder, buddies, single parent, domestic disturbance, drug dealing, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic, talky ...
Plot: terminal illness, introspection, parents and children, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family relations, self discovery, siblings relations, family gatherings, family in crisis, hopes, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Shirley Adams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shirley Adams spends her days caring for her disabled son, Donovan - he was shot in the back of the neck on his way home from school one afternoon over a year ago. Since then the Adams family has lost all their worldly possessions to medical bills. ...
Style: serious, emotional, gloomy, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, human spirit, introspection, small town, parents and children, down on your luck, family in crisis, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 2K
Our Life (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Claudio works on a site in the suburbs of Rome. He is madly in love with his wife who is pregnant with their third child. However, a dramatic event comes to upset this simple and happy life. In a rage for life, Claudio energetically fights against ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, death in the family, family in crisis, family problems, life is a bitch, single parent, dealing with death, redemption, friendship, down on your luck, missing person, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, emotional, gloomy, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: single father, single parent, babies and infants, dealing with death, parent child relationship, parents and children, death in the family, family problems, family relations, family in crisis, life turned upside down, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.0
 319
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: psychological, emotional, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: family life, countryside, single parent, romance, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, friendship, impossible love, parents and children, supernatural romance, custody, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.5
 618
Girlfriend (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man with Down's Syndrome romantically pursues a small town single mom who is still mixed up with her volatile ex-boyfriend.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: mentally challenged, friendship, small town, life is a bitch, misfit, single parent, dealing with death, human spirit, impossible love, wooing, unemployment, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Hysterical Blindness (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in the 1980's, Debby Miller (Uma Thurman) goes out in New Jersey looking for a man after she is diagnosed with "hysterical blindness".
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: best friends, friendship, single parent, couple relations, working class, looking for love, parents and children, singleness, love and romance, couples, family relations, friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.5
 284
About Sunny (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by.
Style: bleak, serious, gloomy, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: single parent, drugs/alcohol, urban, moral dilemma, parents and children, down on your luck, life is a bitch, family relations, working class, society, family problems, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, serious, realistic, touching, uplifting
Plot: aging, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, dysfunctional family, estrangement, righting the wronged, hopes, family problems, family relations, unsupportive spouse, couple relations, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.0
 4K
Bloomington (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A former child actress attends college in search of independence and ends up becoming romantically involved with a female professor. Their relationship thrives until an opportunity to return to acting forces her to make life-altering decisions.
Style: sexual, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: lesbian, gays and lesbians, college, child star, college life, love affair, university, gender, love and romance, youth, parents and children, student life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 324
Fly Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The poignant yet humor filled story about a single mother of a teenager severely impacted by autism, forced to reckon with her daughter's future. As her child becomes an adult, what used to work, no longer does. What will sustain her daughter, ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: autism, single parent, moral dilemma, parents and children, child illness, life is a bitch, misfit, family problems, family relations, mentally challenged, social misfits, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 315
Lou (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Living in rural New South Wales, working-class single mother Rhia is struggling to evade debt collectors and raise three young daughters. The eldest, and hardened beyond her years, Lou blames Rhia for the departure of her father, who walked out 10 ...
Style: gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: alzheimer's disease, coming of age, parents and children, youth, family problems, family relations, single parent, aging, siblings relations, family in crisis, mental illness, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Plans for Tomorrow (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Three stories intertwined which occur in a single day. The day Ines discovers she is pregnant, Antonia decides to abandon her family and Marian realizes she is going to die.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, introspection, friendship, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, singleness, midlife crisis, pregnancy, woman in danger, family relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 188
Mentor (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A thought-provoking drama about the power that a famous university professor holds over his students and assistants.
Style: serious, emotional, sexual, realistic, touching ...
Plot: love triangle, college, writer's life, romance, young lovers, university, follow your dream, feminism, parents and children, sexual relations, cinderella story, dull life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
 924
Matching Jack (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman struggles with her son's illness and her husband's infidelity, but, after a chance encounter with an Irish sailor and his son, her life is turned upside down in a love story that defies explanation and breaks all the rules.
Style: serious, emotional, uplifting, realistic, sincere
Plot: friendship, hospital, child illness, family in crisis, terminal illness, life turned upside down, optimism, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, youth, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 50
Octavia (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Everybody has a little murder in their heart... somewhere.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: disability, human spirit, friendship, captivity, confined, hopes, misfit, society, youth, family relations, life is a bitch, friends ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 6.4
 2K
Tiger Eyes (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After Davey's father is killed in a hold-up, she and her mother and younger brother visit relatives in New Mexico. Here Davey is befriended by a young man who helps her find the strength to carry on and conquer her fears.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: dealing with death, death in the family, youth, family relations, friendship, parents and children, teenage life, family problems, friends, cancer, native american, death of father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Take Care of My Cat (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The fashionable Hye-joo is focused on her career at a brokerage house. She's making a decent living, but her co-workers look down on her. Tae-hee is sick of living under the thumb of her domineering father. She spends her time doing volunteer ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, artist, lesbian, coming of age, life is a bitch, friends, unfulfillment, youth, best friends, parents and children, family in crisis, reunion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, seoul, japan, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Love and Other Impossible Pursuits (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 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, emotional, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: couple relations, family life, romantic rivalry, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, parents and children, death in the family, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.9
 712
Camp (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 12-year-old Eli finds himself at summer CAMP
Style: serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic, biting
Plot: summer camp, friendship, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, youth, family problems, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, dysfunctional family, hopes, family relations, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Something Like Happiness (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Over the course of a year, in a small town scarred and beaten down by industrialization, Tonda and Monika, friends since childhood, come to experience what life might be like if they could be with one another – which they seemingly can't. Or ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: mental illness, factory, single parent, farm, friendship, rich and poor, dysfunctional family, working class, love and romance, society, youth, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 6.3
 864
The Wise Kids (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A vivid, dynamic Southern coming-of-age drama, takes place in the transitional space between high school and college, when life seems to be all questions and no answers, and the future is scarily wide open. Set in and around a Charleston, SC Baptist ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sexual, christian film
Plot: coming of age, christian, homosexuality, single parent, introspection, small town, self discovery, small town life, teenage life, friends, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Lost & Found Family (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When her husband dies, Mrs. Ester Hobbes (Ellen Bry, TV's St. Elsewhere) learns that his wealth was just an illusion. Her only real inheritance is a run-down Southern home occupied by a foster family. Slowly, Mrs. Hobbes finds herself making ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, drugs/alcohol, family, redemption, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, family in crisis, hopes, family problems, family relations, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.0
 144
Taken Away (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A corrupt politician covers up his daughter Vicky's pregnancy by forcing her to give the baby up for adoption. The newborn is adopted by a loving couple unable to have children, but a year later Vicky, now in college, realizes she was forced ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: parents and children, adoption, courtroom drama, custody, legal, rivalry, family problems, family relations, single parent, teenage life, righting the wronged, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.2
 442
Toe to Toe (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Out on the lacrosse pitch, wealthy but troubled Jesse and poor but driven Tosha form an easy and deep bond, but their relationship is threatened once they enter the hallways of an elite prep school they attend in Washington, D.C. There, they must ...
Style: emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, high school, friendship, interracial relations, social differences, high school life, teenage life, society, youth, friends, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: teenager, psychiatrist, redemption, suburbs, dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, repressed memory, haunted by the past, suburban life, hopes, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Dodson's Journey (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A man takes his young daughter on a cross-country fly-fishing trip following the death of his father and his wife's decision to get a divorce.
Style: serious, feel good, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: single parent, couples, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, human nature, parents and children, breakup, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, child's point of view ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Surrender, Dorothy (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 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, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional
Plot: single parent, beach, dealing with death, starting over, tragic love, death in the family, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family in crisis, haunted by the past, terminal illness, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%