Movies like The Glass Castle

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The Glass Castle (2017)
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The Glass Castle (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A young girl is raised in a dysfunctional family constantly on the run from the FBI. Living in poverty, she comes of age guided by her drunkard, ingenious father who distracts her with magical stories to keep her mind off the family's dire state, and her selfish, nonconformist mother who has no intention of raising a family, along with her younger brother and sister, and her other older sister. Together, they fend for each other as they mature in an unorthodox journey that is their family life.
Style: sentimental, thought provoking, psychological, captivating, non-linear
Plot: father daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, female protagonist, husband wife relationship, school, journalist, promise, delusion, apology, running away from home, family conflict, mistrust, grudge, social criticism, christmas, dog, football, dancing, demon, fight, mountain, poker, painter, party, money ...
Time: year 1989, year 1964
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, west virginia, utah, lower east side manhattan new york city

Most similar movies to The Glass Castle

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sincere films with plots about telephone call, husband wife relationship, family relations, drinking, father daughter relationship, father son relationship and drinking alcohol mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime genres. Some movies like The Glass Castle: Stronger (2017), Short Term 12 (2013), Just Mercy (2019), Fair Game (2010), The Best of Enemies (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Stronger (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A victim of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 helps the police track down the killers while struggling to recover from devastating trauma.
Style: based on true events, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, compassionate
Plot: rehabilitation, explosion, hospital, terrorist bombing, bombing, conspiracy, physical therapy, investigation, husband wife relationship, friendship, saving a life, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, year 2014, year 2013, year 2016, 2010s
Place: boston
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The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Evelyn Ryan, a midwestern housewife who managed to rescue her family from debt by entering contests for ad slogans sponsored by consumer product companies.
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: optimism, advertising, underdog, americana, prize, eviction, small town, mortgage, contests and competitions, family problems, ambition, large family ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 81K
Short Term 12 (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Grace, a compassionate young supervisor at a foster care facility, works with her boyfriend and colleague, Mason, to help at-risk teens. But when a new charge dredges up memories of her own troubled past, Grace's tough exterior begins eroding.
Style: emotional, thought provoking, touching, realistic, compassionate ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: social worker, child abuse, troubled teen, incest, foster child, adolescence, depression, suicide attempt, haunted by the past, teenage life, human relationship, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 45K
Just Mercy (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The powerful true story of Harvard-educated lawyer Bryan Stevenson, who goes to Alabama to defend the disenfranchised and wrongly condemned — including Walter McMillian, a man sentenced to death despite evidence proving his innocence. Bryan fights ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, touching ...
Plot: false accusation of murder, lawyer, courtroom, innocence, murder, perjury, defense attorney, lie, strip search, investigation, injustice, judge ...
Time: year 1987, 80s, year 1993, year 1992, 20th century
Place: alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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When Did You Last See Your Father? (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of a son's conflicting memories of his dying father.
Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, emotional, touching ...
Plot: reconciliation, terminal illness, memory, father son relationship, infidelity, coming of age, teenager, hospital, family relations, loneliness, confrontation, family drama ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 80s, year 1962, 1960s ...
Place: london, brighton, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.8
 47K
Fair Game (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Wife and mother Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts) has a double life as a CIA operative, hiding her vocation from family and friends. Her husband, Joseph Wilson (Sean Penn), writes a controversial article in The New York Times, refuting stories about the ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, suspenseful, factual ...
Plot: cia, newspaper, political conspiracy, secret agents, crumbling marriage, state affairs, fighting the system, price of justice, relationship vs career, journalism, uncover truth, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1992, year 2001, 2000s ...
Place: usa, iraq, washington d.c., africa, u.s. capitol building ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Best of Enemies (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story of the real-life unlikely relationship between an outspoken civil rights activist and a local Ku Klux Klan leader in 1971 North Carolina.
Style: rough, psychological, sincere, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: interracial friendship, civil rights, human spirit, interracial relations, activism, righting the wronged, human rights, aggression, court, danger, segregation, racism ...
Time: 70s, year 2016, year 2005, year 1971
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.9
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My Left Foot (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural sounds, he is mistakenly believed to be ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, biting, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: handicapped, cerebral palsy, poet, disability, irish, human spirit, courage, working class, paralysis, artist, painting, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe
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50%
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Skin (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a black girl who was born to two white Afrikaner parents in South Africa during the apartheid era.
Style: captivating, sincere, emotional, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: fall in love, forbidden love, eccentric family, self discovery, human spirit, identity crisis, couples, family problems, physical appearance, parents and children, social differences, racism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, year 2001 ...
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Tom of Finland (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in World War II, but life in Finland during peacetime proves equally distressing. He finds peace-time Helsinki rampant with persecution of ...
Style: homoerotic, compassionate, serious, romanticism, realistic ...
Plot: gay soldier, gay, gay history, gay relationship, male homosexuality, gay kiss, gay slur, naked man, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, violence, murder ...
Time: year 1991, 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, los angeles, san francisco, denmark, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.2
 39K
Lovelace (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.
Style: sexual, sincere, captivating, emotional, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual abuse, porn actress, porn star, golden age of porn, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, notoriety, redemption, strong sexual content, actor's life, life is a bitch, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1970, year 2002
Place: usa, florida, malibu california, new york, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
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Factory Girl (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the mid-1960s, wealthy debutant Edie Sedgwick meets artist Andy Warhol. She joins Warhol's famous Factory and becomes his muse. Although she seems to have it all, Edie cannot have the love she craves from Andy, and she has an affair with a ...
Style: contemplative, serious, factual, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: artist, addiction, singer, art, rise and fall, fashion, socialite, photographer, fame, actor's life, love, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1971 ...
Place: new york, usa, paris france, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Rebel in the Rye (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, The Catcher in the Rye.
Style: captivating, touching, exciting, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: writers, recluse, world war two, writer's life, name calling, obsession, genius, teenage boy, friendship, father son relationship, spirituality, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, year 1939, year 1946, year 2010
Place: manhattan new york city, new hampshire, greenwich village manhattan new york city, united states, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The End of the Tour (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace's groundbreaking epic novel, 'Infinite Jest.'
Style: sincere, serious, philosophical, meditative, psychological ...
Plot: loneliness, writer's life, journalism, media, artists and showbiz, existentialism, book, friendship, depression, death, fame, poet ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1996, 80s ...
Place: usa, illinois, minneapolis minnesota, new york, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Better Angels (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At an isolated log cabin in the harsh wilderness of Indiana circa 1817, the rhythms of love, tragedy, and the daily hardships of life on the developing frontier shaped one of our nation’s greatest heroes: Abraham Lincoln. Abe is a thoughtful and ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: education, illness, society, husband wife relationship, poverty, father son relationship, stepmother stepson relationship, boy, tragic event, dying, wilderness, americana ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, georgian era
Place: indiana, usa, illinois, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 8.3
 27K
Temple Grandin (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of top scientists in humane livestock handling.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, inspirational, compassionate ...
Plot: autism, against the odds, human spirit, female protagonist, scientist, mother daughter relationship, disability, ambition, panic attack, teacher, mentally challenged, genius ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1981, year 1966 ...
Place: new hampshire, boston, usa, arizona, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.2
 96K
St. Vincent (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young boy whose parents just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic, war veteran who lives next door.
Style: realistic, humorous, inspirational, entertaining, witty ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, neighbor, parents and children, family relations, youth, coming of age, drinking, drinking alcohol, mentor, divorce, unlikely friendships, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1946, year 1965
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Vincent & Theo (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Netherlands, UK, Germany, Italy, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The tragic story of Vincent van Gogh broadened by focusing as well on his brother Theodore, who helped support Vincent. Based on the letters written between the two.
Style: touching, psychological, scenic, based on true events, serious ...
Plot: obsession, brother brother relationship, painter, prodigy, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, genius, art, drawing, famous painting, artist, poverty ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, holland, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Larry Flynt is the hedonistically obnoxious, but indomitable, publisher of Hustler magazine. The film recounts his struggle to make an honest living publishing his girlie magazine and how it changes into a battle to protect the freedom of speech for ...
Style: semi serious, witty, captivating, factual, controversial ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pornography, porn magazine, courtroom drama, free love, millionaire, porn, against the rules, aids, lawsuit, civil rights, legal, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 50s, 80s, 1950s
Place: kentucky, usa, ohio, cincinnati ohio, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
What They Had (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman must fly back to her hometown when her Alzheimer's-stricken mother, wanders into a blizzard. The return home forces her to confront her past.
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, melancholic, sincere
Plot: alzheimer's disease, grandmother granddaughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, blizzard, memory loss, drinking alcohol, lie, prayer, apology, drinking, snow, self discovery ...
Place: chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.3
 20K
Angela's Ashes (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, compassionate, realistic ...
Plot: poverty, life is a bitch, parents and children, ira, alcohol abuse, injustice, unemployment, human nature, society, family relations, irish, youth ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: ireland, new york, usa, europe, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Quiet Passion (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Belgium, USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist.
Plot: poet, recluse, heaven, ecstasy, pastor, loneliness, sadness, sister sister relationship, loss of father, illness, diplomacy, dead soldier ...
Time: 19th century
Place: massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Color of Friendship (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Mahree Bok lives on a farm in South Africa. Her father is a policeman who cannot hide his joy when activist Steve Biko is caught by the South African authorities. Piper Dellums is the daughter of a US congressman from California and who lives in a ...
Style: semi serious, touching, contemplative, melancholic, humorous ...
Plot: racism, friendship, culture clash, interracial relations, family relations, parents and children, teenage love, family problems, injustice, youth, family, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1968, year 1977
Place: usa, california, south africa, africa, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Jimmy P. (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Adapted from the 1951 non-fiction account by psychoanalyst Georges Devereux, “Psychotherapy Of A Plains Indian,” the film follows the true story of Picard (Del Toro), a Plains Indian of the Blackfeet nation, as he returns from WWII and begins ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, touching, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, psychoanalysis, hospital, one on one, doctors and patients, psychiatry, soldier, power relations, friends, misdiagnosed, military hospital, falling through ice ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1948, year 1945
Place: usa, kansas, new york, seattle, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.2
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Breathe (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Robin, a handsome, brilliant and adventurous man whose life takes a dramatic turn when polio leaves him paralyzed.
Style: based on true events, factual, realistic, compassionate, sad ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, husband wife relationship, illness, supportive spouse, polio, adaptation, human spirit, tea, near death experience, promise, cigarette smoking ...
Time: year 1970, year 1958, year 1973, year 1981, year 1971 ...
Place: england, africa, spain, germany, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.2
 42K
Conviction (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Betty Anne Waters' older brother Kenny is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in 1983, Betty Anne, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction. Convinced that her brother is ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, based on true events, disturbing ...
Plot: false accusation, legal action, injustice, legal, courtroom drama, fighting the system, lawyer, hopes, convict, prison, investigation, trial ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 80s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.5
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Warm Springs (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Franklin Roosevelt, left a paraplegic from polio at 39 years of age, seeks out a miracle cure in the backwoods of Georgia.
Style: realistic, uplifting, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: politics, ambition, society, rise and fall, human spirit, fighting the system, rebellion, hopes, life is a bitch, disability, introspection, president ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
Place: georgia, usa, washington d.c., southern usa, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
 562
The Dynamiter (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: All fourteen-year-old Robbie Hendrick ever wanted was a family. Yet as another Mississippi summer begins, his wayward mother has run off again fearing a breakdown and he's left to burn the days caring for his half brother, Fess. As the deep ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, touching, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, small town, youth, family problems, coming of age, bittersweet, dysfunctional family, teenage life, social relations, dysfunctional character, siblings relations, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, quarry
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.1
 40K
The Mirror (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A dying man in his forties remembers his past. His childhood, his mother, the war, personal moments and things that tell of the recent history of all the Russian nation.
Style: atmospheric, thought provoking, psychological, enigmatic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, nature, countryside, poetry, memory, human nature, family life, stream of consciousness, existentialism, childhood, haunted by the past, family relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 60s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: russia, europe, spain, soviet union, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
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Mediterranea (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, USA, Germany, Qatar
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ayiva recently left his home in Burkina Faso in search of a way to provide for his sister and his daughter. He takes advantage of his position in an illegal smuggling operation to get himself and his best friend Abas off of the continent. Ayiva ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: illegal immigration, smuggling, interracial relations, mother daughter relationship, friendship, father daughter relationship, promise, drunkenness, storytelling, job seeking, family relations, breaking a car window ...
Place: italy, africa, algeria, libya, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%