Movies like The Lives We Lead

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The Lives We Lead (2015)
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The Lives We Lead (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two sisters and their male counterparts struggle with the negative influences of their youths over a 50-year period.
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, sincere
Plot: dysfunctional family, deception, mental illness, parenthood, brother brother relationship, betrayal, father son relationship, parents and children, coming of age, sister sister relationship, gay, lgbt, existential crisis, teenager, rape, children, police officer, wedding, police, pregnancy, writers, depression, party, female nudity, sex scene ...

Most similar movies to The Lives We Lead

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and psychological films with plots about family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, father son relationship, coming of age and father daughter relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Lives We Lead: Shouting Secrets (2011), Red Roses and Petrol (2003), Death of a Salesman (1985), Interiors (1978), Dad's Home (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Shouting Secrets (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Shouting Secrets is a hopeful and heartwarming, universal story taking place in a present day Native American family. It's a story that is at once about the constancy and the fragility of love, as well as the importance of family.
Style: captivating, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: native american, getting home, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, family relations, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, writers, brother sister relationship, indian reservation, female director
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95%
Red Roses and Petrol (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dysfunctional Irish family gathers after the death of their patriarch.
Style: sincere, touching, psychological, serious, captivating
Plot: dysfunctional family, family conflict, family reunited, family relations, secret, brother sister relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, family tragedy, family gatherings, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, love ...
Place: ireland, new york
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77%
Death of a Salesman (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Salesman Willy Loman is in a crisis. He's about to lose his job, he can't pay his bills, and his sons Biff and Happy don't respect him and can't seem to live up to their potential. He wonders what went wrong and how he can make ...
Style: sincere, emotional, psychological, atmospheric, philosophical ...
Plot: elderly, dysfunctional family, american dream, mental illness, family relations, parents and children, estrangement, parent child relationship, life is a bitch, human nature, down on your luck, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa
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72%
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Interiors (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A look at a dysfunctional family dominated by the controlling madness of its matriarch, Eve. Her reluctant husband and their three daughters make doomed efforts to cope with Eve's demands, while also trying to get on with their own lives. But, ...
Style: realistic, bleak, psychological, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, sister sister relationship, depression, family relations, divorce, character study, father daughter relationship, sibling rivalry, parenthood, life philosophy, family gatherings, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Dad's Home (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ben Westman is a widowed father who has to take care of his two young children, Lindsay of twelve, and little Dylan of eight. Things get complicated when he is fired. Now, all three must remain together and try to overcome the situation in which ...
Style: touching, unusual plot structure, captivating, psychological, contemplative
Plot: single father, family relations, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, boy, uncle nephew relationship, single parent, parents and children, father daughter relationship, father and son, kids and family, family ...
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Without You I'm Nothing (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A weekend in the Bavarian Alps. 25-year-old Hannes meets his father after 8 years of separation in a little mountain hut. By the influence of their very different girlfriends Ann and Lavinia, the stage-director-father and his actor-son cautiously ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, sincere, captivating
Plot: redemption, family relations, courage, dysfunctional family, guilt, father son relationship, male female relationship, estranged father, compassion, anger, irreverence, cabin in the woods ...
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56%
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Canvas (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman's schizophrenia affects her relationships with her husband and son.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, melancholic ...
Plot: schizophrenia, mental illness, family relations, coming of age, family problems, couple relations, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, parents and children, teenage life, working class, hospital ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Before the Rooster Crows (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Puerto Rico
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Teenager Carmín lives in a mountainous village in the center of Puerto Rico with her tough and conservative grandmother. Her mother left for the US without her. The arrival of her father, after long years in prison, eases Carmín’s profound ...
Style: suspense, tense, psychological, captivating, disturbing
Plot: coming of age, teenager, teenage girl, family problems, dysfunctional family, father daughter relationship, family relations, living with parents, love interest, life is a bitch, teenage life, mother daughter relationship ...
Place: puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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My Brother, My Sister (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When their father's will forces them to live together, siblings Nik and Tesla — and Tesla's kids — try to overcome their differences to become a family.
Style: sincere, captivating, disturbing, psychological, emotional
Plot: brother sister reunion, brother sister relationship, family relations, family problems, living together, father daughter relationship, relationship problems, father son relationship, family, parents and children, kids and family, schizophrenic ...
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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52 Tuesdays (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sixteen-year-old Billie’s reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans for gender transition, and their time together becomes limited to Tuesdays. This emotionally charged story of desire, responsibility, and ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, captivating, rough ...
Plot: teenage girl, transsexual, gender, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, family relations, lgbt, family, youth, disorder, parents and children, lgbtq ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, antarctica, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Life as a House (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.
Style: emotional, sentimental, sincere, touching, sad ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: terminal illness, father son relationship, cancer, dying, reconciliation, house, dysfunctional family, family, suburbs, redemption, illness, relationships ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Kira's Reason: A Love Story (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Kira and Mads try to work out their marriage, after Kira has been two years in a mental institution, but is she really ready for the real world?
Style: serious, talky, psychological, clever, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, depression, family problems, starting over, family relations, mentally unstable, real world, dysfunctional family, human nature, love and romance, dishonesty, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Rebounce (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 92 min.
Story: REBOUNCE is a colorful, tough and powerful film featuring Frederikke Dahl Hansen in the leading role. She plays opposite Anne Sofie Espersen and Dar Salim, and despite being only 16 years old she portrays toughness, charm, and vulnerability ...
Style: realistic, emotional, rough, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: age difference, coming of age, parents and children, teenage life, family problems, family relations, drug abuse, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, dysfunctional family, sex scene, mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, scandinavia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 295
Angel at Sea (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Louis is a twelve year old boy who lives with his parents and older brother in southern Morocco. Louis is very happy until the day his father shares a secret with him.
Style: sincere, psychological, disturbing, emotional, serious ...
Plot: mental illness, family problems, life is a bitch, parents and children, father son relationship, secret, youth, suicide, depression, hopes, sex with friend's wife, little boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, africa, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A psychotherapist helps a law student cope with schizophrenia in one of five interconnected tales dealing with mental illness.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, family relations, family problems, human spirit, lifetime, strong female presence, hopes, court hearing, mental disorder, depression, post traumatic stress disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Seeds (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The coming of age story of a boy that after a traumatic event is taken to beautiful Cuernavaca, where he has to find his father while trying to adapt to life with his grandmother, who has problems of her own.
Style: suspense, psychological, captivating, disturbing
Plot: gay, coming of age, grandmother grandson relationship, father son relationship, dysfunctional family, family problems, grownups, family, teenager, life is a bitch, lifestyle, kids and family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Twelve Thirty (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: TWELVE THIRTY is drama about a family with adult children that is broken, and a self-centered young man who, in the span of a week, becomes entangled in each of their lives, wreaking havoc in the process.
Style: serious, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, erotic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, sex scene, family relations, love triangle, family problems, couples, gender, parents and children, sexual relations, loneliness, gay, rape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 674
Our Father (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Chad, Netherlands
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two boys (Tamir & Amine) awake one morning to find that their father has abandoned their family. Shocked, they begin to misbehave. While surreptitiously watching a movie, they think they see their father speaking to them and steal the film to ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: against the odds, coming of age, family relations, obsessive quest, young heroes, kids in trouble, missing person, brothers, life is a bitch, youth, family problems, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 5.5
 340
Alpha Male (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Drama about a family torn apart after the death of its patriarch. Haunted by their father's death, Jack and Elyssa have a fraught relationship with their remarried mother even now they have come of age.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, death in the family, unfulfillment, estrangement, family gatherings, brother brother relationship, coming of age, family business, elderly lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.2
 217
Ten Empty (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A disillusioned son's trip home is complicated when ten years of family secrets explode over one weekend.
Style: captivating, sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: family secret, family relations, youth, dysfunctional family, bipolar disorder, family feud, father son reunion, father son relationship, secret, schizophrenia, frustration, getting home ...
Place: australia, south australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Drummer and the Keeper (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The Drummer and the Keeper tells the story of the unlikely friendship formed between two young men: Gabriel, a reckless young drummer who revels in rejecting society’s rules and Christopher, a 17-year-old with Asperger’s Syndrome, who yearns to ...
Style: buddy movie, touching, serious, sincere, captivating
Plot: friendship, teenager, mental illness, disability, mental health, human relationship, first love, dysfunctional family, betrayal, goalkeeper, rock band, bipolar disorder ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 583
The Quiet Room (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, Italy, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A seven-year-old girl adopts a vow of silence in protest when her quarrelsome parents grow increasingly hostile to one another.
Style: sexy, twists and turns, rough, thought provoking, allegory ...
Plot: divorce, kidnapping, loneliness, interracial romance, male nudity, finnish, nudity (full frontal - brief), fighting the system, fantasy world, friendship, guilt, manipulation ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo, california, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 5K
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: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: cheating wife, horny woman, extramarital affair, slut, addiction, anorexia, female nudity, slutty attitude, slutty wife, mental illness, husband wife relationship, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Nine Lives (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.
Style: emotional, talky, intense, serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, dysfunctional family, abortion, family relations, love and romance, couples, family problems, couple relations, parents and children, human nature, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Little Boy Blue (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Living in rural Texas is a dysfunctional family: an abusive dad, a Vietnam vet with a war wound that's left him impotent; a compliant wife and a son of about 20, two small sons who look a lot like their brother. The dad harbors a secret, and he ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, sexy, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: incest, sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, murder, stepmother stepson relationship, parents and children, missing person, child abuse, family problems, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, asia, usa, vietnam, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
She Is Not Crying, She Is Singing (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A tale of deliverance. Laura, 27 years old, lives alone in the outskirts of a large town. She learns that her father is in a coma, after a serious car accident. She decides to visit him at the hospital as a last opportunity to settle old scores, ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: hospital, introspection, haunted by the past, hopes, family relations, estrangement, dysfunctional family, father daughter relationship, revenge, family secret, car accident, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
My Skinny Sister (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Just as Stella enters the exciting world of adolescence she discovers that her big sister and role model Katja is hiding an eating disorder. The disease slowly tears the family apart. A story about jealousy, love and betrayal told with warmth, depth ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: anorexia, mental illness, sisterhood, family relations, siblings relations, youth, kids in trouble, teenage girl, parents and children, child illness, mental disorder, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Keys to the House (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Meeting his handicapped son for the first time, a young father attempts to forge a relationship with the teenager.
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: parents and children, single parent, estrangement, teenage life, human nature, disability, hospital, self discovery, hopes, redemption, coming of age, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, germany, europe, norway, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 755
Blessed (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Seven lost children wander the night streets while their mothers await their return home.
Style: sincere, atmospheric, captivating, touching, emotional ...
Plot: missing child, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, self discovery, dysfunctional family, society, youth, family problems, rebellion, parents and children, estrangement, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 9K
Nil by Mouth (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The family of Raymond, his wife Val and her brother Billy live in working-class London district. Also in their family is Val and Billy's mother Janet and grandmother Kath. Billy is a drug addict and Raymond kicks him out of the house, making ...
Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: working class, drug addiction, heroin, dysfunctional family, domestic violence, alcohol abuse, addiction, violence, drugs, drug addict, gangsters, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%