Movies like Decoding Annie Parker

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Decoding Annie Parker (2013)
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Decoding Annie Parker (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The lives of a breast-cancer patient and a researcher who is trying to prove a genetic link to cancer intersect in a groundbreaking study.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, humorous, witty, semi serious
Plot: cancer, genetics, human spirit, coping, inventions and discoveries, terminal illness, optimism, hopes, genetic engineering, couples, infidelity, crumbling marriage, female scientist, medical research, husband wife relationship, sister sister relationship, laboratory, breast cancer, chemotherapy, dna testing, mother son relationship, medical, cancer patient, surgery, rocker ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa

Most similar movies to Decoding Annie Parker

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sincere and serious films with plots about family relations, couples, hopes, hospital, couple relations, parents and children and terminal illness mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Decoding Annie Parker: Ma Ma (2015), Declaration of War (2011), My Own Country (1998), Smashed (2012), The Doctor (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Ma Ma (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In the aftermath of a tragedy a woman, Magda, reacts with a surge of newfound life that engulfs her circle of family and friends.
Style: touching, sad, sincere, compassionate, ambiguous ending
Plot: breast cancer, strong female character, husband wife relationship, living together, pregnancy, terminal illness, female protagonist, chemotherapy, friendship, doctor patient relationship, widower, mother son relationship ...
Place: spain, siberia
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100%
Declaration of War (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Roméo and Juliette are two young actors. They fall in love at first sight, move in together and make a baby. A love story and the founding of a home like millions of others. Except that their little boy, Adam, behaves abnormally. The young parents ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: child illness, terminal illness, hospital, couple relations, overcoming, family problems, couples, optimism, babies and infants, hopes, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, marseille, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.8
 301
My Own Country (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After obtaining his medical degree from Madras Medical College, Dr. Abraham Verghese decides to re-locate to Johnson City, Tennessee. He eventually gets married to Rajani, who is an accomplished dancer, and has a boy, Steven. Since Abraham ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: hospital, pregnancy, terminal illness, unfulfillment, child illness, human spirit, heroic mission, life is a bitch, family in crisis, gays and lesbians, obsessive quest, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: tennessee, usa, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.8
 16K
Smashed (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Kate and Charlie like to have a good time. Their marriage thrives on a shared fondness for music, laughter… and getting smashed. When Kate’s partying spirals into hard-core asocial behavior, compromising her job as an elementary schoolteacher, ...
Style: sincere, touching, depressing, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: addiction, support group, alcoholic, rehabilitation, introspection, irresponsible, life is a bitch, hopes, drinking, teacher, elementary school, awkwardness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 7.0
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The Doctor (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Jack McKee is a doctor with it all: he's successful, he's rich, and he has no problems.... until he is diagnosed with throat cancer. Now that he has seen medicine, hospitals, and doctors from a patient's perspective, he realises that ...
Style: psychological, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hospital, surgery, doctor, doctors and patients, coldhearted, redemption, couples, introspection, human nature, life is a bitch, parents and children, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: medical school, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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My Life (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: It seems that Bob Jones has everything a man could want, namely a fulfilling job and a beautiful, pregnant wife, Gail. But Bob's life is turned upside-down when he is diagnosed with cancer and given four months to live -- not even enough time ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, sad ...
Plot: terminal illness, reconciliation, death, pregnancy, self discovery, couple relations, family life, child birth, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, parents and children, cancer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.9
 776
Duet for One (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Stephanie, a famous violinist, contracts multiple sclerosis her life begins to fall apart. Her career ends, her husband leaves her for another woman and her favorite pupil leave the country. Unable to bear all this loss, Stephanie attempts ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: disability, terminal illness, family problems, tragic hero, life is a bitch, family in crisis, crumbling marriage, life turned upside down, couples, musician's life, multiple sclerosis, power relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Dream of Kings (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A powerful and touching drama set in Chicago's vibrant Greek-American community, A Dream of Kings benefits from the regal talent of Anthony Quinn in a role he was born to play: Matsoukos, a proud, earthy optimist, very much like his ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: terminal illness, optimism, greek american, one more chance, family relations, couples, sexual dysfunction, romance, unfulfillment, hopes, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: 60s
Place: greece, usa, europe, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 472
The C-Word (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The C Word is an adaptation of Lisa Lynch's inspiring and candid book, based on her blog, about her battle with cancer.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, witty, sincere ...
Plot: human spirit, couple relations, life is a bitch, media, journalism, terminal illness, unfulfillment, hopes, disorder, life turned upside down, family relations, optimism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.0
 380
I'm Losing You (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A wealthy businessman Perry Krohn attempts to juggle the needs of his dedicated wife, demanding mistress and grown children while facing his own certain death from lung cancer.
Style: realistic, talky, emotional, serious, clever ...
Plot: cancer, aids, infidelity, showbiz, terminal illness, family problems, dealing with death, family life, dysfunctional family, family relations, family in crisis, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sweden, shortly before Christmas. Surgeon Rickard is told the job he expected goes to a Dane, because of his substance abuse. It's too late to cancel dinner with his in-laws. The guest couple announces their in-vitro is a success. Then ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, crumbling marriage, family problems, love affair, couple relations, dishonesty, couples, family relations, redemption, parents and children, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 24K
Marvin's Room (1996)
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: touching, emotional, uplifting, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, transplant, reunion, estrangement, leukemia, family relations, siblings relations, single parent, family problems, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, sibling relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, gothic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, cancer, dying, reconciliation, architect, house, human nature, hopes, parents and children, suffering, fighting illness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 988
God's Army (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Life as a Mormon missionary isn't what 19-year-old Brandon Allen expected: so many rules and so few successes. Los Angeles is as unrepentant as Sodom and Gomorrah. He's forced to share a small apartment with five young prank-loving ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: couples, life is a bitch, redemption, terminal illness, youth, self discovery, working class, disorder, family relations, tragic hero, culture clash, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Waterdance (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An oft overlooked film about struggling to deal with paralysis. Author Joel Garcia breaks his neck while hiking, and finds himself in a rehab center with Raymond, an exaggerating ladies man, and Bloss, a racist biker. Considerable tension builds as ...
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: rehabilitation, friendship, disability, love and romance, society, human nature, paralysis, human spirit, hopes, life philosophy, couples, friends ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Mouth Agape (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The portrait of a woman going through a terminal illness and the tumorous lives of her husband and son.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: terminal illness, unfulfillment, family in crisis, crumbling marriage, elderly, family problems, golden years, life is a bitch, couple relations, death in the family, society, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An introspective dentist's suspicions about his wife's infidelity stresses his mental well being and family life to the breaking point.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, biting, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, dentist, couple relations, suburbs, unfulfillment, couples, mentally unstable, family problems, dishonesty, society, lifestyle, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The River Niger (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An intimate look at life in the ghetto: Johnny Williams is a house painter who moonlights as a poet, struggling to financially and emotionally support his cancer-ridden wife Mattie. But times are tough and the poverty-troubled streets are even ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, sincere, serious
Plot: down on your luck, love affair, family in crisis, human spirit, love and romance, society, urban ghetto life, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes, couple relations, family relations ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.3
 19K
Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Lorenzo Odone was a normal child until the age of 7. After then, strange things began to happen to him: he would have blackouts, memory lapses, and other strange mental phemonenons. He is eventually diagnosed as suffering from ALD: an extremely rare ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: child illness, against the odds, human spirit, terminal illness, life is a bitch, research, cure, medicine, parents and children, hopes, treatment, parent child relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: washington d.c., edinburgh scotland, italy, medical school, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Behind the Mask (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dr. Bob Shushan is an overworked and absent father who runs a centre for the mentally and physically challenged. When Shushan suffers a heart attack, his life is saved by James Jones, a young patient at the center. The two men forge a friendship and ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, psychological, realistic
Plot: doctors and patients, hopes, parents and children, couple relations, crumbling marriage, unlikely couple, unfulfillment, love and romance, family in crisis, custody, introspection, power relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 8K
Noel (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Christmas Eve in New York, and the lonely divorced publisher, Rose Collins, needs a miracle to improve the health of her mother, interned in a hospital with Alzheimers. She feels sorry for another patient and meets his visitor. Meanwhile, Nina ...
Style: touching, emotional, humorous, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: christmas, parents and children, love and romance, hopes, couple relations, jealousy, christmas eve, hospital, golden years, miraculous event, family gatherings, chaos ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Child Is Waiting (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of a state institution for mentally retarded children. Jean Hansen, a former music teacher anxious to give her life some meaning, joins the staff of the hospital. Jean, who tries to shelter the children with her love, ...
Style: sincere, emotional, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: teaching, school, teachers and students, mentally challenged, hopes, dedicated educator, human spirit, social misfits, boss and employee, parents and children, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Extraordinary Measures (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Working-class father John Crowley is finally on the fast track to corporate success when his two young children, Megan and Patrick, are diagnosed with Pompe disease - a condition that prevents the body from breaking down sugar. With the support of ...
Style: sincere, serious, sentimental, inspirational, touching ...
Audience: kids, chick flick
Plot: race against time, cure, against the odds, hopes, human spirit, doctors and patients, family in crisis, child illness, unlikely partners, family problems, parents and children, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas, boston, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 740
Losing Chase (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 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, sincere, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, mental illness, chase, dysfunctional family, hopes, parents and children, couple relations, family in crisis, unfulfillment, death in the family, society, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.7
 39K
In America (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Irish immigrant family adjusts to life in the United States, a chance to get over the lost son. They have no money and the apartment is in bad condition.
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: aids, artist, loss of son, redemption, dying, starting over, childhood, overcoming, family life, family problems, acceptance, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything.
Style: sexual, talky, witty, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, voyeurism, sexuality, sex, yuppie, therapist, drifter, interview, sexual obsession, videotaping, sexual relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 461
Pedro (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An intimate biopic of Pedro Zamora, an HIV-positive Cuban-American, who was cast for the MTV reality show, The Real World: San Francisco, in 1994. Due to his experience on the Real World, Pedro became a celebrity and a sympathetic face of the AIDS ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: gay, aids, hiv, ambition, hotel, deadly virus, fighting the system, media, hospital, tv show, terminal illness, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: cuba, usa, miami, san francisco, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Under the Skin (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Although married and pregnant Rose has always been Mother's favorite, it is younger sister Iris whose life is shaken up by Mother's death. Suffocating, Iris spirals out of control and copes by losing herself in sexual oblivion. She leaves ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: pregnancy, youth, innocence lost, couples, family relations, destructive relationship, love and romance, sexual relations, siblings relations, fur coat, boyfriend, casual sex ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 108K
Pay It Forward (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Like some other kids, 12-year-old Trevor McKinney believed in the goodness of human nature. Like many other kids, he was determined to change the world for the better. Unlike most other kids, he succeeded.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, uplifting, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: teacher, childhood, single parent, disfigurement, child's point of view, good deed, addiction, parents and children, school, death, life philosophy, bully ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Men Don't Leave (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After her husband John dies unexpectedly, Beth Macauley is unprepared for life without him. She is unemployed with no job skills and $60,000 in debt from on-going renovations to their house located in suburban Bingham. She doesn't know what to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: starting over, lottery, widow, depression, urban, human nature, family life, family problems, family relations, single parent, skyscraper, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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