Movies like What Children Do

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What Children Do
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A comedy about two estranged sisters brought back into each other's lives by the impending death of their grandmother.
Plot: reunion, women, karate, religion, sister sister relationship, small town, death
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, melancholic and sentimental films with plots about death, small town, mentor, sister sister relationship, culture clash, storytelling and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like What Children Do: Crimes of the Heart (1986), Autumn Sonata (1978), Eve's Bayou (1997), Same Time, Next Year (1978), Something to Talk About (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Crimes of the Heart
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three sisters with quite different personalities and lives reunite when the youngest of them, Babe, has just shot her husband. The oldest sister, Lenny, takes care of their grandfather and is turning into an old maid, while Meg, who tries to make it ...
Style: talky, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
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Place: mississippi
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Autumn Sonata
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, West Germany, Sweden, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After a seven-year absence, Charlotte Andergast travels to Sweden to reunite with her daughter Eva. The pair have a troubled relationship: Charlotte sacrificed the responsibilities of motherhood for a career as a classical pianist. Over an emotional ...
Style: emotional, bleak, talky, serious, reflective ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, redemption, marriage, mother daughter relationship, pianist, human nature, hospital, relationships, loneliness, dialogue driven, introspection, family drama ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, sweden
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Eve's Bayou
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The big Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive women patients. One day Louis is flirting with married and sexy Metty Mereaux, not ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, coming of age, incest, father daughter relationship, adultery, storytelling, memory, redemption, uncover truth, betrayal, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa
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    User:   57%
 
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Same Time, Next Year
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A man and woman meet by chance at a romantic inn over dinner. Although both are married to others, they find themselves in the same bed the next morning questioning how this could have happened. They agree to meet on the same weekend each year. ...
Style: talky, sentimental, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
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Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Story: The Disciples of James Dean meet up on the anniversary of his death and mull over their lives in the present and in flashback, revealing the truth behind their complicated lives. Who is the mysterious Joanne and what's the real story behind ...
Style: talky, clever, emotional, semi serious, realistic ...
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Time: 80s
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Something to Talk About
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In one of her best-ever roles, Julia Roberts is Grace, whose reaction to the infidelities of Eddie (Dennis Quaid) turns the lives and loves of the people around her into something like falling dominoes. Robert Duvall, Gena Rowlands, Kyra Sedgwick ...
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, family, romance, adultery, divorce, dysfunctional family, single parent, revenge, women, lawyer, sisters, crumbling marriage ...
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 5.7
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Andre
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of how a marine seal named Andre befriended a little girl and her family, circa 1962.
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: family, friendship, adventure, best friends, animals, mischievous children, children, young heroes, school, small town, rescue, getting home ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: maine, usa
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The Other Side of Sunday
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Other Side of Sunday, also known in Norwegian as "Søndagsengler", is a movie that criticizes the small, and often tight, church community. We follow the Preacher's Daughter, Maria, on her journey to liberate herself from the ...
Style: sexual, atmospheric, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: coming of age, rebellion, father daughter relationship, rebelliousness, teenager, self discovery, childhood, parents and children, village, coming-of-age, hopes, god ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: norway, europe, tokyo, japan, scandinavia
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    User:   46%
 
Our Little Sister
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A story that revolves around three sisters who live in their grandmother's home and the arrival of their 13-year-old half sister.
Plot: funeral, family, step siblings, teenage girl, sister sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, orphan, school uniform, slice of life, japanese schoolgirl, japanese girl, short skirt ...
Place: japan
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System:   48%
    User:   42%
 
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Nell
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In a remote woodland cabin, a small town doctor discovers Nell - a beautiful young hermit woman with many secrets.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: isolation, family, solitude, psychology, innocence lost, death, self discovery, doctors, wilderness, doctors and patients, mentor, disability ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
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System:   44%
    User:   45%
 
 7.2
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Songcatcher
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After being denied a promotion at the university where she teaches, Doctor Lily Penleric, a brilliant musicologist, impulsively visits her sister, who runs a struggling rural school in Appalachia. There she stumbles upon the discovery of her life - ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, culture clash, irish, music, college, artists and showbiz, love, dance, dancing, death, drinking, lesbian ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: ireland, spain, england, scotland
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System:   41%
    User:   42%
 
 6.7
 714
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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    User:   37%
 
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Four young women continue the journey toward adulthood that began with "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants." Now three years later, these lifelong friends embark on separate paths for their first year of college and the summer beyond, ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, romance, pregnancy, best friends, college, women, teenager, unlikely friendships, relationships, betrayal, friends, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, london, vermont, rhode island, yale university ...
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Urban Country
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Story: A young, troubled city girl decides to move to her family owned horse ranch in a small, southern town for the summer to care for her dying mother.
Style: spiritual, realistic, emotional, humorous, inspirational ...
Plot: coming of age, country, farmhouse, dying, horse, teenager, jail, mother daughter relationship, faith, death, small town, summer ...
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Sisters
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two disconnected sisters are summoned to clean out their childhood bedrooms before their parents sell their family home.
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, realistic, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: sisters, siblings relations, marijuana, family, family relations, family gatherings, women, reunion, foul language, dysfunctional family, childhood, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida
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A League of Their Own
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: As America's stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey (Garry Marshall). Competitive sisters Dottie ...
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: baseball, underdog, friendship, sport, feminism, women, wartime, drinking, siblings relations, americana, mentor, period piece ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1943
Place: usa, new jersey, colorado, oregon, chicago illinois
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System:   38%
    User:   36%
 
 5.7
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Lake Effects
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sara and Lily grew up at Smith Mountain Lake. Sara became estranged from the family and without explanation moved to Los Angeles to study law. Her sister Lily, an artist, teaches locally and lives with their parents, Ray and Vivian, until Dad dies ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: family gatherings, family, homecoming, small town life, estate, family relations, small town, parents and children, siblings relations, reunion, estrangement, lake ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia
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System:   38%
    User:   39%
 
St. Patrick's Day
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: An Irish family has a reunion near St Patrick's Day, and all of the expected drama ensues.
Plot: hare krishna, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, giving a toast, singing, bathroom, drunkenness, death of father, song, drinking, telephone call, drink ...
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System:   37%
    User:   30%
 
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The Sensei
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Lonely gay teenager, McClain, struggles to fit in with his classmates in a small, conservative Colorado town. After he's severely beaten at school, Karen O'Neil, a martial arts Sensei, secretly trains him to defend himself. When the town ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, gays and lesbians, gender, church, athlete's life, high school, small town, leadership, death in the family, homecoming, plague, reunion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa
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    User:   36%
 
Though None Go with Me
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Elizabeth Leroy devotes her life to serving God but her faith is tested over the years as she has to overcome many hardships and sorrows.
Plot: wedding, marriage proposal, dementia, doctor, loss of father, funeral, car accident, surprise party, small town, faith, female protagonist, death ...
Time: 1950s, 1990s
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System:   36%
    User:   39%
 
 6.6
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Mermaids
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Charlotte Flax is tired of her wacky mom moving their family to a different town any time she feels it is necessary. When they move to a small Massachusetts town and Mrs. Flax begins dating a shopkeeper, Charlotte and her 9-year-old ...
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, small town, romance, mother daughter relationship, single parent, swimming, teenager, runaway, jewish, coming-of-age, parenthood, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1964, year 1963
Place: new england, usa, dallas texas, massachusetts, texas
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System:   36%
    User:   36%
 
A Golden Christmas
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a magical summer together, a nine-year-old boy whispers his heart into the ear of a best friend. With a loyal, golden dog by their side, the boy and girl bury a time capsule of keepsakes then they go their separate ways. Years later, looking ...
Style: realistic, feel good, humorous, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: getting home, family, pets, starting over, romance, looking for love, reunion, animal life, hopes, love and romance, family relations, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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System:   34%
    User:   30%
 
Because of Winn-Dixie
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A girl, abandoned by her mother when she was three, moves to a small town in Florida with her father. There, she adopts an orphaned dog she names Winn-Dixie. The bond between the girl and her special companion brings together the people in a small ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: dog, small town, family, friendship, children, pets, loneliness, childhood, christian, kids and family, storytelling, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
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System:   34%
    User:   37%
 
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The Good Life
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: This humorous movie charts the life of a 14-year-old (Tristan) as he deals with some major issues in his life. At the beginning of the movie, he has already decided to dedicate his life to writing and losing his virginity (while his parents are away ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, sexual
Plot: dealing with death, prank, friendship, self discovery, looking for sex, parents and children, coming of age, teenage love, midlife crisis, teenage life, prostitute, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france
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System:   33%
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Sunshine Cleaning
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A single mother and her slacker sister find an unexpected way to turn their lives around in the off-beat dramatic comedy. In order to raise the tuition to send her young son to private school the mom starts an unusual business – a biohazard ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: suicide, family business, dysfunctional family, death, storytelling, eccentric family, working class, business, drugs/alcohol, sisters, murder, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico
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System:   33%
    User:   27%
 
 7.2
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Belle Epoque
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Portugal, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In 1931, a young soldier deserts from the army and falls into a country farm, where he is welcomed by the owner due to his political ideas. Manolo has four daughters, Fernando likes all of them and they like him, so he has to decide which one to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexy, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: romance, marriage, obsession, love, soldier, politics, spanish civil war, artist, lesbian, parents and children, mentor, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, rome italy
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System:   33%
    User:   39%
 
Breakfast on Pluto
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the 1970s, a foundling lad, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving his Irish town for London, in part to look for his mother and in part because his trans-gender nature is beyond the town's understanding.
Style: surreal, stylized, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay, irish, cross dressing, transvestism, coming of age, friendship, hospital, rock, gays and lesbians, drinking, violence, adoption ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: ireland, england, london, europe
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System:   31%
    User:   26%
 
A Prairie Home Companion
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A look at what goes on backstage during the last broadcast of America's most celebrated radio show, where singing cowboys Dusty and Lefty, a country music siren, and a host of others hold court
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: radio, music, death, storytelling, country, americana, backstage, radio show, singer, theater, dialogue, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa, texas, new jersey, wisconsin ...
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System:   31%
    User:   30%
 

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Cheaper by the Dozen
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Baker brood moves to Chicago after patriarch Tom gets a job coaching football at Northwestern University, forcing his writer wife, Mary, and the couple's 12 children to make a major adjustment. The transition works well until work demands ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, children, parents and children, chaos and mayhem, prank, siblings relations, nothing goes right, husband wife relationship, parenthood, suburbs, eccentric family, kids and family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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System:   30%
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The Quispe Girls
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Based on a true story occurred in 1974, this is the tale of sisters Justa, Lucia, and Luciana Quispe, sheperds in the Chilean altiplano who lead a solitary life. A visitor brings news about a law that might change their way of living. This event ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, bleak, psychological
Plot: siblings relations, family in crisis, isolation, life turned upside down, wilderness, family relations, legislation, solitary, goat, women, mountain, nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: latin america, chile
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System:   30%
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