Movies like The Branches

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The Branches
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: A melodic, emotional exploration of one family falling apart in a sleepy Midwestern city, The Branches follows Claire (Kelly Brumbach) as she attempts to reconnect with the hometown life she left behind.
Plot: family drama, hometown, coming of age
Place: midwest, ohio

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, emotional and serious films with plots about coming of age, family drama, storytelling, catastrophe, family relations, mentor and dysfunctional family mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Branches: Wildlife (2018), The Street Where We Live (2017), The Namesake (2006), One Potato, Two Potato (1964), Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Wildlife
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 14-year-old Joe is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry—a housewife and a golf pro—in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job—and his sense of ...
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Time: 1960s
Place: montana
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The Street Where We Live
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "I'm just two paychecks away from being on the street." In the aftermath of the nation's financial crisis, Mary, a single mom with two kids, finds herself faced with that exact situation when the factory where she works closes ...
Plot: homelessness, poverty, blue collar, working class, recession
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The Namesake
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: American-born Gogol, the son of Indian immigrants, wants to fit in among his fellow New Yorkers, despite his family's unwillingness to let go of their traditional ways.
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Plot: culture clash, immigrants, coming of age, childhood, marriage, interracial romance, parents and children, indians, death, bollywood, suburbs, storytelling ...
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One Potato, Two Potato
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Study of interracial marriage in the 1960's. A white divorcée falls in love with and marries an African-American man. When her ex-husband sues for custody of her child, arguing that a mixed household is an improper place to raise the girl, the ...
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Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Movie star Roxy Carmichael is abandoning the bright lights of Hollywood, Calif. and returning to her small Ohio hometown -- at least long enough to dedicate a city building. And now the whole town of Clyde is bracing for Carmichael's return, ...
Style: offbeat, semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens
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Any Day Now
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Any Day Now is an American drama series that aired on the Lifetime network from 1998 to 2002. The show stars Annie Potts and Lorraine Toussaint, who are best friends despite the difference in their races. The show's title is taken from the ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night
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Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: alabama, usa
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Resurrection Blvd.
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Santiagos are a proud East Los Angeles Latino family whose hopes and dreams are rooted in the world of professional boxing.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional, rough
Plot: athlete's life, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, urban, hopes, family relations, immigrants, coming of age, human spirit, ambition, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
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Nothing in Return
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: One summer, Dario flees the hellish environment of his home. Luismi, unconditional friend, a poor devil with pretensions of winning, and Antonia, an old woman who collects abandoned his motorcar furniture, become his new family. Three generations ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
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Place: spain
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Twisted
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This retelling of Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist may be populated by drug pushers, pimps and prostitutes, but the book's classic themes remain the same. Caught under the thumb of a lecherous brothel owner, 10-year-old Lee befriends an ...
Style: suspense, intense, melancholic, bleak, realistic ...
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Place: california
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All Fall Down
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Ralph and Annabell Willart are a feuding couple who are constantly bickering over their worthless, good-for nothing son Berry-Berry..
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Time: 60s
Place: ohio, florida
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 7.5
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Interiors
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: talky, bleak, psychological, realistic, serious ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s
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 6.6
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The Tic Code
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A 10 year old gifted boy wants to be a jazz pianist much to the chagrin of his more classical oriented piano instructor. With his mother's help, he is an underage regular at a local nightspot, where he is teamed up with a sax superstar. Both ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, offbeat ...
Audience: kids
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Time: 90s
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The Invisible Circus
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Country: USA
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 6.5
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
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Crush
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Country: USA
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Left Luggage
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, Belgium, USA
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Jack the Bear
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 99 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
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Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, dramatic ...
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Time: 20s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1920s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
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Stolen Summer
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Pete, an eight-year-old Catholic boy growing up in the suburbs of Chicago in the mid-1970s, attends Catholic school, where as classes let out for the summer, he's admonished by a nun to follow the path of the Lord, and not that of the Devil. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
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Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
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 7.7
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On Golden Pond
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: For Norman and Ethel Thayer, this summer on golden pond is filled with conflict and resolution. When their daughter Chelsea arrives, the family is forced to renew the bonds of love and overcome the generational friction that has existed for years. ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: aging, father daughter relationship, parenthood, marriage, love, golden years, relationships, human nature, mentor, friendship, family drama, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: maine
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A Home at the End of the World
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three friends form a bond over the year, Johnathan is gay, Clare is straight and Bobby is neither, instead he loves the people he loves. As their lives go on there is tension and tears which culminate in a strong yet fragile friendship between the ...
Style: touching, sexual, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: gay, aids, friendship, loneliness, male nudity, rock, fall in love, homosexuality, relationships, love, suburbs, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, 1960s, year 1967
Place: new york, ohio, usa, san francisco, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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    User:   35%
 
Margaret's Museum
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: mining, small town, parents and children, museum, male nudity, rich and poor, hopes, beautiful scenery, love story, love and romance, secrets, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: canada, nova scotia, mine
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System:   42%
    User:   39%
 
The Great Santini
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: As he approaches manhood, Ben Meechum struggles to win the approval of his demanding alpha male father, an aggressively competitive, but frustrated marine pilot.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, serious, dramatic ...
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Place: spain
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    User:   48%
 
A Love Song for Bobby Long
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A headstrong young woman returns to New Orleans after the death of her estranged mother.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, mentor, storytelling, alcohol abuse, music, life philosophy, coming of age, relationships, depression, loneliness, dysfunctional family, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, new jersey, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   40%
 
 6.7
 23K
Marvin's Room
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A leukemia patient attempts to end a 20-year feud with her sister to get her bone marrow.
Style: emotional, touching, talky, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, dysfunctional family, reunion, siblings relations, sisters, gangsters, family, family drama, family problems, hospital, eccentricity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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System:   40%
    User:   33%
 
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