Movies like Calm at Sunset

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Calm at Sunset (1996)
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Calm at Sunset (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The struggle between a father and son at odds over the youths career choice. The 18 years old James Pfeiffer quits college and decides to become a fisherman like his father. Margaret and Russell are very upset with their son's decision. They had a lot of hopes for him, finishing law school and, like his older brother Joseph, make a decent living on shore rather than an uncertain and dangerous career at sea. But James dreams of having his own boat and is determined to persevere.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: ship, family relations, youth, parents and children, follow your dream, escapades, working class, small town, coming of age, siblings relations, college dropout, small town life, hopes, ocean, fishing, storm, water, accident, boat, father son relationship, secret, childhood friend, engagement, fishing boat, marriage ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada

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Most similar movies to Calm at Sunset

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, youth, parents and children, coming of age, family problems, society and hopes mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Calm at Sunset: Pit Pony (1997), God's Army (2000), My Louisiana Sky (2001), Salvation Army (2013), Nobody Owns Me (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Pit Pony (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia Canada, 1901. Willie MacLean is a 10-year-old boy with a love for horses and liking to school to cape the difficult times his family has. Willie's stern, but benevolent father is a coal miner in a local mine along with ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, epic, social
Plot: pony, friends, family relations, dangerous animal, society, hopes, youth, coming of age, follow your dream, family, school, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 90s
Place: canada, nova scotia, canada, nova scotia
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95%
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God's Army (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Life as a Mormon missionary isn't what 19-year-old Brandon Allen expected: so many rules and so few successes. Los Angeles is as unrepentant as Sodom and Gomorrah. He's forced to share a small apartment with five young prank-loving ...
Style: christian film, realistic, touching, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: youth, life is a bitch, couples, working class, terminal illness, self discovery, redemption, tragic hero, coming of age, hopes, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
My Louisiana Sky (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A girl comes to terms with her mentally challenged parents.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, family life, youth, society, family problems, parents and children, disability, small town life, child's point of view, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 5.4
 627
Salvation Army (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Morocco, Switzerland
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Abdellah is a young gay man navigating the sexual, racial and political climate of Morocco. Growing up in a large family in a working-class neighborhood, Abdellah is caught between a distant father, an authoritarian mother, an older brother whom he ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, bleak
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, teenage life, family relations, youth, parents and children, gay, secret life, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, domestic violence, gay interest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: morocco, geneva switzerland, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Nobody Owns Me (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a lone father's relationship with his daughter, of the destructive power of alcohol, of a child's vulnerability, but also of love, betrayal and socialist politics in 1970s Sweden. A unique and moving story freely based on Åsa ...
Style: touching, bleak, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: working class, alcohol abuse, parents and children, dysfunctional family, life turned upside down, disorder, youth, single parent, family relations, family problems, unemployment, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Orheim Company (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A strong, human tale about a boy growing up with an alcoholic father, but also an energetic story about teenage lust, pain and passion – about liberation and redemption.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: parenthood, childhood, teenage life, haunted by the past, parents and children, coming of age, youth, family relations, coping, orphan, orphanage, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Absence (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A daily, familiar, sexual and emotional drama. Based on the character Serginho, the plot is based around various aspects of this "no longer a boy, not yet a man". We follow his day to day: the recently acquired role of man of the house, ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, bleak
Plot: dysfunctional family, teenage life, family relations, family problems, youth, parents and children, child as adult, coming of age, teachers and students, siblings relations, power relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Face on the Milk Carton (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on the book by Caroline B. Cooney, a girl happens to look down at a milk carton one day and she sees herself on the back! Could her parents really have kidnapped her?
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, kidnapping, prom, missing child, family problems, life turned upside down, siblings relations, teenage life, adoption, uncover truth, fall in love, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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I Wish (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Two young brothers at opposite ends of Kyushu devise a magical plan to reunite their separated parents in Hirokazu Koreeda's benign and superbly acted picture of family life.
Style: serious, touching, stylized, realistic
Plot: parents and children, youth, brother brother relationship, family relations, desire, father son relationship, family problems, hopes, broken family, train, separated parents, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
...And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Twelve-year-old Mexican-American Marcos (Jose Alcala) recalls the hardships of the previous year, reflecting on the arduous trek his migrant-worker family made from Texas to the Midwest during harvest season. Along the way, Marcos learns plenty ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sincere
Plot: immigrants, coming of age, family relations, bittersweet, life is a bitch, misfit, youth, society, hopes, working class, down on your luck, parents and children ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: minnesota, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Black and Blue (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a woman's husband beats and abuses her, she and her son join the witness protection program and move away secretly.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: family problems, family relations, domestic disturbance, starting over, hopes, life is a bitch, witnessing a crime, parents and children, woman in danger, battered wife, battered woman, new identity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
We Were the Mulvaneys (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Based on the novel by the same name, We Were the Mulvaneys is a sensitive portrayal of one family's journey as they face conflict, fear, tragedy and ultimately, themselves.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, family life, couples, family problems, love and romance, life is a bitch, family in crisis, alcohol abuse, brother brother relationship, loneliness, fear, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
White Irish Drinkers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A coming of age story set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, in which two teenage brothers living with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother are caught up in a life of petty crime. Older brother Danny concocts a daring ...
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, crimes, life is a bitch, family problems, family life, siblings relations, parents and children, hopes, society, working class, domestic disturbance, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.8
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Pope Dreams (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the vein of Good Will Hunting and Garden State, POPE DREAMS is a coming of age tale about a young man at a crossroads in life. Filled with heart, music, life, and loss. And a set of drums. Oh, and the Pope. POPE DREAMS is about a directionless ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, sentimental, serious
Plot: terminal illness, hopes, follow your dream, family relations, parents and children, young lovers, coming of age, human nature, teenage life, unfulfillment, mother son relationship, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.9
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Due East (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The movie spotlights an intelligent high school senior and National Merit Scholar (Bryant) who has never been part of the "in crowd." She teaches a high school equivalency night class, tends to the needs of her widower father, Jesse ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: single parent, small town, coming of age, destructive relationship, teenage life, family relations, couples, parents and children, love and romance, youth, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Broken Roads (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Broken Roads is a contrasted portrait of life, dealing with loss, a journey of rediscovery & the hills climbed which forever change us.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Plot: estrangement, teenage life, small town life, youth, small town, family tragedy, grandmother grandson relationship, curses spells and rituals, death, love, coming of age, loss
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Let the Wind Blow (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A collegian in turbulent Mumbai attempts to improve his lifestyle.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: destiny, follow your dream, rich and poor, working class, family relations, state affairs, hopes, youth, society, parents and children, political unrest, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: india, asia, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Waterproof (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Single mother Tyree Battle struggles to keep her young son Thaniel away from the gang-plagued city streets that he is mixed up in. Under severe gang pressure, Thaniel accidentally shoots Jewish shopkeeper Eli Zeal in a botched robbery attempt. ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, contemplative
Plot: family relations, gang, homecoming, family problems, aging, youth, single parent, crimes, immigrants, going straight, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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White Water (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: White Water is the story of a 7 year-old black kid in segregated 1963 Opelika, Alabama who becomes obsessed with the desire to taste the water from the "white's only" drinking fountain and sets out on a quest to do the unthinkable: ...
Style: touching, suspenseful, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: missing child, young heroes, obsession, racism, interracial relations, parents and children, youth, discrimination, family relations, life is a bitch, family problems, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.6
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Blue River (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Edward's father walked out on his family years ago. In the years since, his mother has become a fundamentalist Christian and fallen for the school's self-righteous principal, Henry Howland. When Howland begins to mistreat Edward's ...
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: dysfunctional family, arson, betrayal, single parent, society, youth, coming of age, family problems, family relations, small town, teenage life, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
This Is My Life (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Single mom Dottie Ingels sells cosmetics in a department store, but she dreams of being a comedian. When she inherits some money, she takes the chance and moves with her two children Erica and Opel to New York to perform in small bars. Soon her ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, humorous
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: siblings relations, parents and children, human nature, showbiz, teenage life, relationship vs career, family relations, performer's life, lifestyle, youth, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
All the Way Home (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the early 1900's Tennessee, a loving family undergoes the shock of the father's sudden, accidental death. The widow and her young son must endure the heartache of life following the tragedy, but slowly rise up from the ashes to face the ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Plot: family relations, small town, death of husband, family problems, life turned upside down, small town life, death in the family, family in crisis, human nature, parents and children, starting over, single parent ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Jewel (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the 1940s a 40-year-old woman with five healthy children gives birth to a girl with Down's syndrome.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: disability, family relations, family problems, family life, couples, social relations, couple relations, society, small town, small town life, pregnancy, family in crisis ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s
Place: mississippi, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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 ⇓
51%
The Third Side of the River (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tensions rise when a doctor (Daniel Veronese) pressures his teenage son to follow in his footsteps.
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, tense, serious
Plot: coming of age, family relations, family problems, parents and children, teenage life, under the surface, dysfunctional family, small town, father son relationship, double life, social relations, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.3
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Swimmers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After an accident in a small Maryland fishing town, 11-year-old Emma begins to question the nature of the adults around her.
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: small town, introspection, family relations, friendship, family problems, youth, human nature, family in crisis, swimming, social relations, public health, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Confetti Harvest (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dorsvloer vol Confetti tells the story of young Katelijne, who grows up in a religious family in the countryside in Zeeland. Based on the novel by Franca Treur.
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: teenage girl, coming of age, farm, family relations, religions or cults, parents and children, society, village, village life, church, corporal punishment, wedding ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: belgium, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
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Paradise (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Willard Young is a 10-year-old boy who is sent by his mother to stay with her best friend Lily Reed, who lives in the Delta shrimp-fishing country in a town called Paradise. Lily and her husband Ben have been living in an unmentioned emotional ...
Style: touching, emotional, feel good, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, single parent, hopes, dealing with death, love and romance, youth, couples, family problems ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Children of Invention (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two young children living illegally in a model apartment outside Boston are left to fend for themselves when their hardworking mother disappears
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: working class, family problems, single parent, parents and children, society, youth, siblings relations, eviction, suburbs, family relations, kids in trouble, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Another Perfect Stranger (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ten years have passed. Nikki's daughter Sarah, now 19 and heading West for college, is at her own spiritual crossroads. To make matters worse, her mother has recently revealed that, nearly a decade ago, she was the dinner guest of the Almighty ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: teenage life, mysterious character, youth, religions or cults, family relations, parents and children, friendship, college, christian propaganda, stranger, discussion, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%