Movies like Steam

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Steam
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: emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic, talky, sexual, touching
Plot: singleness, hopes, family relations, golden years, single parent, human spirit, sauna, catholic, widow, lesbian, introspection, self discovery, friendship, parents and children, down on your luck, elderly, female friendship, single mother, 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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The Gathering
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USA
94 min.
 8.0
Take Care of My Cat
Drama
South Korea
112 min.
 7.3
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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, family problems, parents and children, hopes, unfulfillment, love and romance and single parent mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Steam: Sex & the Single Mom (2003), Harrison Montgomery (2008), Little Sparrows (2010), Take Care of My Cat (2001), Our Life (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Sex & the Single Mom
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: emotional, serious, realistic, sexual, touching
Plot: single parent, parents and children, sexual relations, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance, youth, couples, family problems, pregnancy, family relations, family life, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Harrison Montgomery
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, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: down on your luck, elderly, hopes, life is a bitch, lifestyle, disorder, buddies, single parent, domestic disturbance, drug dealing, follow your dream, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
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System:   94%
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Little Sparrows
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: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, talky ...
Plot: introspection, parents and children, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family relations, self discovery, terminal illness, siblings relations, family gatherings, family in crisis, hopes, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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System:   91%
    User:   100%
 
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Take Care of My Cat
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, melancholic, reflective, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, artist, unlikely friendships, loneliness, workplace, runaway, life is a bitch, friends, coming-of-age, childhood, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, seoul, japan, tokyo ...
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Our Life
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: emotional, serious, 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
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System:   85%
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Our Sons
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 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: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: family life, gays and lesbians, hospital, single parent, small town, dealing with death, couple relations, friendship, aids, guilt, parents and children, teenage love ...
Time: 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, san diego california, california
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System:   83%
    User:   93%
 
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The Wise Kids
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, realistic, touching, sexual
Plot: coming of age, introspection, small town, self discovery, small town life, teenage life, friends, homosexuality, christian, society, single parent, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa
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System:   72%
    User:   74%
 
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Shirley Adams
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, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: human spirit, introspection, parents and children, small town, down on your luck, disability, family in crisis, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   71%
 
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Mentor
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: emotional, serious, sexual, realistic, touching ...
Plot: writer's life, college, university, young lovers, romance, follow your dream, love triangle, feminism, parents and children, sexual relations, cinderella story, dull life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   73%
 
Hysterical Blindness
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, psychological, serious, touching, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, working class, loneliness, best friends, relationships, single parent, women, couple relations, depression, character study, brutality, looking for love ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   59%
 
Fifteen and Pregnant
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: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, adolescence vs adulthood, family in crisis, teenage life, youth, high school, family relations, single parent, parents and children, hopes, family problems, single ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   71%
 
Pandora's Box
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, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: golden years, countryside, aging, small town, self discovery, urban, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, estrangement, elderly, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   64%
 
Surrender, Dorothy
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: beach, single parent, 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 ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   65%
 
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Losing Chase
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An intimate and turbulent relationship develops between Chase, a woman recovering from a nervous breakdown and Elizabeth, the caretaker employed to look after her.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, chase, friendship, depression, single parent, lesbian, crumbling marriage, women, human nature, storytelling, interracial romance, fight scenes ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey, california
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System:   56%
    User:   46%
 
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Lou
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: coming of age, parents and children, youth, family problems, family relations, single parent, alzheimer's disease, aging, siblings relations, family in crisis, mental illness, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   53%
 
 7.1
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Harmful Insect
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: emotional, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: youth, school, family relations, dangerous animal, gangsters, love affair, dysfunctional family, parents and children, sexual relations, kids in trouble, coming of age, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   46%
 
Two Is a Happy Number
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman has difficulty understanding why her husband walks out on her. Alone for the first time, she finds life difficult to cope with and for a time lives with the hope that her husband will come back to her. After uncovering disturbing new ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: college, golden years, store, battle of the sexes, crumbling marriage, couple relations, destructive relationship, infidelity, dating, divorce, marriage, looking for love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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System:   52%
    User:   52%
 
 6.4
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Girlfriend
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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: mentally challenged, small town, friendship, life is a bitch, misfit, single parent, dealing with death, human spirit, impossible love, wooing, unemployment, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   57%
 
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The Lost & Found Family
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: emotional, serious, 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 ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   58%
 
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.
Style: serious, emotional, talky, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, introspection, couple relations, estate, dysfunctional family, parents and children, estrangement, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, couples, terminal illness, family relations ...
Place: mississippi, new orleans, usa
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System:   50%
    User:   42%
 
A Long Way Home
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere, touching ...
Plot: redemption, suburbs, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, suburban life, hopes, psychiatrist, teenager, family problems, family relations, domestic disturbance, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   41%
 
What Girls Learn
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two teenage girls must come to terms with their stepfather when their mother is struck by illness.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: innocence lost, romance, teenage love, family gatherings, countryside, family in crisis, teenage life, terminal illness, wedding, teenage girl, single mother, menstruation ...
Time: 80s
Place: georgia, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   47%
 
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A Midwestern husband and father announces his plan to have a sex change operation.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, dramatic ...
Plot: small town, family life, transsexual, marriage, relationships, life philosophy, cross dressing, couple relations, adultery, parents and children, pornography, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   52%
 
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On the Edge
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On the Edge is about suicidal patients discovering their true selves while going through therapy in a treatment center.
Style: touching, serious, talky, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: mental institution, drugs/alcohol, mentally unstable, starting over, romance, human nature, friendship, haunted by the past, misfit, youth, life is a bitch, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
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System:   46%
    User:   44%
 
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About Sunny
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, realistic, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, single parent, urban, moral dilemma, parents and children, down on your luck, life is a bitch, family relations, working class, society, family problems, strip club ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
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System:   46%
    User:   48%
 
Plans for Tomorrow
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: serious, sincere, 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 ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   42%
 
The End of Love
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, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: babies and infants, dealing with death, parents and children, death in the family, family problems, single father, single parent, family relations, family in crisis, life turned upside down, youth, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   47%
 
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Texasville
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Summer, 1984: 30 years after Duane captained the high school football team and Jacy was homecoming queen, this Texas town near Wichita Falls prepares for its centennial. Oil prices are down, banks are failing, and Duane's $12 million in debt. ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, best friends, single parent, crumbling marriage, depression, human nature, family, greed, prejudice, relationships, infidelity, introspection ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
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System:   43%
    User:   36%
 

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Toe to Toe
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: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, friendship, high school, interracial relations, social differences, high school life, teenage life, society, youth, friends, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   42%
    User:   39%
 
The High Cost of Living
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of a young, pregnant woman whose world falls apart when she loses her child in a hit and run accident. As her life unravels, Nathalie finds an unlikely protector in Henry, a down and out guardian angel who has followed her thread. But ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hidden identity, drugs/alcohol, dealing with death, romance, urban, redemption, friendship, life turned upside down, dishonesty, pregnant woman, life is a bitch, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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System:   41%
    User:   45%
 
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