Movies like A Death in the Family

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A Death in the Family (2002)
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A Death in the Family (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young wife's religious faith is shaken when her husband dies in a car accident.
Plot: death, interracial relations, brother sister relationship, widow, car accident, death of husband, death of father, child's point of view, mother son relationship
Time: 1910s

Most similar movies to A Death in the Family

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, serious and captivating films with plots about death, family relations, widow, love, death of father, interracial relations and brother sister relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like A Death in the Family: All the Way Home (1981), Clover (1997), All the Way Home (1963), Barbara (1997), Death of an Angel (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
All the Way Home (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A wife and mother in 1915 Tennessee copes with the loss of her husband and the necessity of raising their children alone.
Plot: single mother, widow, love, death of husband, live broadcast, accident, death, filmed play, car, loss of father, uncle nephew relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 1910s
Place: tennessee
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95%
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Clover (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sara marries Gaten a single father who is African-American. Not long after they're married Gaten dies. So Sara has to take care of Gaten's daughter, Clover. Problem is she and Clover have not exactly bonded and several of Gaten's ...
Plot: grief, ghost, marriage, girl, father daughter relationship, female protagonist, car accident, death of father, death, loss of father, african american, interracial romance ...
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84%
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: touching, gloomy, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: small town, family relations, death of husband, family in crisis, death in the family, human nature, life turned upside down, family problems, bittersweet, denial, dealing with death, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, usa, southern usa
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57%
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Barbara (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Young vicar Mr. Paul arrives at the Faroe Islands to take up a benefice, and meets the young Barbara, twice married to vicars, and with both husbands laid cold in the grave. Despite the warnings of the surrounding community and his own religious ...
Plot: love, priest, widow
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39%
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Death of an Angel (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Grace, a priest, tracks her missing daughter to a religious community where the strange father Angel is keeping a wooden Jesus figure that sheds actual blood. When the cross is stolen, Grace decides to help out to get her daughter back.
Plot: gangster, car accident, martyr, cross, chase, criminal, cripple, death of father, disappearance, prayer, illegal immigrant, religious cult ...
Place: los angeles
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37%
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Christy (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young teacher comes to the impoverished mountain region of Cutter Gap, Tennesse in 1912 and tries to make a difference. Based on the best-selling novel by Catherine Marshall.
Plot: dedicated teacher
Time: 1910s
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: With the land to hold them together, nothing can tear the Logans apart. Why is the land so important to Cassie's family? It takes the events of one turbulent year- the year of the night riders and the burnings, the year a white girl humiliates ...
Plot: slavery, teacher, boycott, black family, miscarriage of justice, african american, dysfunctional family, child's point of view, great depression, frame up, interracial relations
Time: 1930s
Place: mississippi
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33%
My Husband's Secret Life (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: A policeman's widow (Archer) uncovers corruption within the force after meeting a woman (Alonso) who was tied to her husband's mysterious death.
Plot: mother daughter relationship, corruption, stockings, widow, police officer, loss of husband
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32%
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She Lives! (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A young couple searches for the cure for the girl's terminal illness.
Plot: terminal illness, melancholy, star crossed lovers, death, college student, love, dying young, disease
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Lily Dale (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A precocious teenager abruptly altered family life. His brother, a young a little strange, returns home after years away and threatens to reveal a secret that could devastate the family.
Plot: alienation, estrangement, brother sister relationship, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, family relations, mother son relationship
Time: 1910s
Place: texas, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Consenting Adult (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Young and shy Jeff discovers his attraction to men. After struggling with himself he comes out to his parents. Mum eventually listens to his son and tries to understand his feelings, but his Dad would rather die - which, in the end, he really does, ...
Style: hentai
Plot: coming out, father son relationship, male virgin, gay athlete, housewife, male homosexuality, mother son relationship, family conflict, gay teenager, psychiatry, gay brother, waterfront ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Resurrection (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After a woman is crippled in an auto accident which killed her husband, she suddenly develops the powers to heal. First she uses the power to heal herself and then turns to others. However, her powers are beyond healing psychic scars that exist ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: scientist, nosebleed, deafness, sick child, medical experiment, car accident, healer
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27%
Flowers for Fannie (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Fannie Fairchild locked up her heart when her beloved George was killed in the Great War. But now she faces her own mortality and realizes that she has no one to maintain her grave with flowers.
Style: spiritual
Plot: female director, fiancee, generation, faith, widow, wedding, death, christianity, multiple time frames, faith based
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Two for Joy (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Coming of age drama following a daughter, her mother and her wayward younger brother as their relationship reaches critical mass.
Plot: seaside, widow, rebel, depression, death of husband, coming of age, british
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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White Lie (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A black New York man returns to his southern hometown to investigate his father's lynching at the hands of a white mob.
Style: suspense, reflective
Plot: death, rape, investigation, doctor, rape victim, racial issues, lynching, cross cultural relations, racism, love, revenge, murder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Womanlight (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: prostitute, death, dog, aging, male protagonist, abstinence, loneliness, car accident, frustration, monkey, couples, middle aged ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Subarnarekha (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Made in 1962 (but not released until 1965), Bengali director Ritwik Ghatak’s film starts soon after the 1947 partition of Bengal. At a socialist refugee colony, Ishwar and his younger sister, Sita, adopt a low-caste boy, Abhiram, who has been ...
Plot: refugee, death of sister, brother sister relationship, grief, elopement, brothel, widow, prostitute, mythology, teaching, suicide, symbol ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Hard Feelings (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It's 1963 and teenage Barnie has problems. School bullies are after him, his family is dysfunctional and his girl Leslie screws around. On the run from bullies, he hides in the African-American part of town and meets cute Winona.
Plot: caught having sex, racism, social issues, dysfunctional family, slut, school bully, teenager, love interest, interracial relations
Time: 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Sound & the Fury (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A look at the trials and tribulations of The Compson siblings, living in the deep south during the early part of the 20th century.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, gloomy, captivating
Plot: family relations, family, siblings relations, downfall, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems, life is a bitch, family life, unfulfillment, disintegration ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s ...
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa, mississippi river
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, human nature, love affair, pregnancy, infidelity, couple relations, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, death in the family, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Why me? (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An Air Force nurse about to leave the service is badly disfigured about her face in a car accident in which she also loses her baby.
Plot: nurse, car accident, disfigurement, plastic surgery, miscarriage
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Neria (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Zimbabwe
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A classic African film that has struck a nerve that runs across the continent, with an original soundtrack and supporting performance by Zimbabwe's legendary World Music sensation, Oliver Mtukudzi.
Style: suspense
Plot: marriage, matriarch, mother daughter relationship, reconciliation, court, car accident, tradition, death of father, hospital, judge, brother brother relationship, city ...
Place: zimbabwe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 2K
Native Son (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young African-American man named Bigger Thomas takes a job working for a highly influential Chicago family, a decision that will change the course of his life forever.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, psychological, disturbing, surprise ending
Plot: poverty, forbidden love, crime and punishment, interracial relations, driver, danger, love, racial issues, based on a novel, racism, tragedy, money ...
Time: 1930s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 5.7
 334
Brotherly Love (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In this British tragi-comedy taking place among emotionally bankrupt upper-class Scottish countrymen, Peter O'Toole plays Sir Charles Henry Arbuthnot Pinkerton Ferguson, a mentally disturbed Scotsman, living on his uncared-for farm, who also ...
Plot: dancing, sibling relationship, insanity, brother sister relationship, mental illness, mental institution, shooting, dance, gunshot wound, farm, incest
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 767
In Our Nature (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A portrait of two couples at a crossroads. What was supposed to be a romantic getaway for two young lovers, turns into an uncomfortable confrontation when the young man's estranged father shows up ... with his own girlfriend. As their ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, talky ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, estrangement, dysfunctional family, parents and children, introspection, couple relations, awkward situation, country house, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, estranged father, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Beach House (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Cara Rudland thought she’d left her Southern roots and troubled family far behind, but returns to the scenic Lowcountry of her childhood summers after losing her job in Chicago. There, she reconnects with her mother Lovie, who has been caring for ...
Style: touching, disturbing, sincere, thought provoking
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, brother sister relationship, life philosophy, family reunited, estrangement, family relations, female protagonist, love, small town, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, fall in love, transformation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Poids léger (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young man tries his way in boxing, supported by a coach. He meets a girl, falls in love and she becomes pregnant.
Plot: drunkenness, drinking alcohol, running, alcohol, wedding, falling in love, drinking, crying, dead parents, cat, brother sister relationship, death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 282
Rice People (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cambodia, France, Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A poor, rural Cambodian family slowly disintegrates during the cycle of a single rice crop in this moving, and beautifully photographed European drama adapted from a novel by Shahnon Ahmad. Pouev, his wife Om, and his seven children, live in a small ...
Plot: rice, rice field, countryside, family relations, death, mother daughter relationship, death of father, father daughter relationship, farming, single parent, farm, sister sister relationship ...
Place: cambodia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Whose Daughter Is She? (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Whose Daughter is She?
Plot: widow, divorce, custody battle, family relations, desertion, custody, child custody, mother child relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Breathing Lessons (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A married couple review their lives and renew their love for one another while driving to a friend's funeral.
Style: road movie
Plot: one day, television, old age, car radio, waitress, funeral, diner, reunion, reconciliation
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%