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: genetics, human spirit, coping, inventions and discoveries, terminal illness, optimism, breast cancer, infidelity, couples, genetic engineering, hopes, adultery, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, cancer, female scientist, husband wife relationship, medical research, laboratory, sister sister relationship, illness, medical, arena, death of mother, sex in car ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: usa

Most similar movies to Decoding Annie Parker

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about life is a bitch, terminal illness, unfulfillment, family relations, hopes, husband wife relationship and family problems mostly in Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Decoding Annie Parker: Ma Ma (2015), The C-Word (2015), My Own Country (1998), Two Against Time (2002), Almost a Woman (2002). 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, sincere, sad, ambiguous ending, compassionate
Plot: breast cancer, strong female character, widower, female protagonist, friendship, doctor patient relationship, pregnancy, husband wife relationship, chemotherapy, homosexuality, love, mother son relationship ...
Place: spain, siberia
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100%
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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: uplifting, sentimental, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, optimism, life turned upside down, human spirit, couple relations, life is a bitch, couples, hopes, journalism, terminal illness, blogger, cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2008
Place: spain
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68%
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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: realistic, serious, uplifting, sincere, touching ...
Plot: aids, medical, gay, lgbtq, lgbt, hospital, terminal illness, pregnancy, family relations, gays and lesbians, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: tennessee, usa, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Two Against Time (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This film finds a mother and her teen daughter both being diagnosed with cancer. This discovery helps to overcome the longtime antagonistic relationship that the two have developed.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, humorous
Plot: cancer, family life, survival, dysfunctional family, race against time, terminal illness, life is a bitch, parents and children, family relations, rebelliousness, couple relations, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dramatisation of Kenny Everett's struggle to achieve personal and professional fulfilment.
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, sincere, realistic
Plot: gender, artists and showbiz, couples, coping, couple relations, gays and lesbians, radio dj, gay lead character, gay
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england
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51%
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Almost a Woman (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman named Esmeralda and her family move to New York from a rural area of Puerto Rico. The transition is difficult due to the many challenges she and her family face.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: human spirit, rise to the top, lifestyle, parents and children, family life, teenage life, family problems, hopes, single parent, youth, teachers and students, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, puerto rico, latin america, usa, brooklyn new york city
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47%
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: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: hospital, child illness, cancer, chemotherapy, optimism, overcoming, couples, family problems, life is a bitch, hopes, babies and infants, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: paris france, france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, psychological
Plot: christian, love and romance, unfulfillment, unlikely couple, single parent, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, mentally unstable, hopes, dysfunctional family, introspection, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: optimism, family relations, hopes, terminal illness, greek god, infidelity, journey, illness, one more chance, couples, sexual dysfunction, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s
Place: chicago illinois, greece, europe, usa
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41%
Christmas at Maxwell's (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A successful American family retreat to their summer home on the banks of Lake Erie to find meaning in life, illness, loss, and change this Christmas. With a successful career in the wine business, and two amazing children, what more can a family ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: christmas, human spirit, family life, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, hopes, love and romance, parents and children, miraculous event, road not taken, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
And Then There Was One (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: And Then There Was One - The tragic and true story of a family dealing with AIDS is re-told in this heart-wrenching drama. Amy Madigan and Dennis Boutsikaris star as Roxy and Vinnie Ventola, a successful television writing couple. After struggling ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, touching, emotional
Plot: aids, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, babies and infants, gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage, gender, ego clash, hopes, family relations, couples, family problems ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: serious, realistic, thought provoking, touching, non-linear ...
Plot: gay, aids, hiv, human spirit, rising to stardom, fighting the system, ambition, idealism, tv show, terminal illness, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: cuba, latin america, miami, san francisco, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Go Toward the Light (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young couple faces the realities of life with their child who is diagnosed with AIDS.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: aids, youth, family relations, terminal illness, family problems, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, parents and children, family life, family in crisis, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Father for Brittany (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Keith and Kim Lussier are a childless couple who are given custody of a 3-month-old foster child, Brittany. However, tragedy strikes when Kim dies of cancer in the middle of the adoption process, leaving Keith to fight for Brittany's custody ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, sincere ...
Plot: lifetime, legal action, family relations, terminal illness, adoption, orphan, youth, domestic disturbance, rivalry, gays and lesbians, single parent, babies and infants ...
Time: 90s
Place: milwaukee wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
...First Do No Harm (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Lori Reimuller learns that her young son Robbie has epilepsy, she first trusts the judgment of the hospital staff in how best to bring it under control. As Robbie's health slides radically downhill, however, she becomes frustrated and ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: medical, youth, family relations, hospital, epilepsy, bittersweet, family problems, doctors and patients, human spirit, family life, family in crisis, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Other Woman (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the divorce from Michael, Tessa raises her daughters Kate and Lara alone. None of them can stand Michael's new young wife Carolyn, a model. But when Tessa learns that she's suffering from cancer and soon will die, she tries to get ...
Style: realistic
Plot: cancer, divorce, model, family relations, terminal illness, parent child relationship, couples, family problems, family in crisis, parents and children, infidelity, family life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Promise (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Lisa's husband, Bill, abuses her. With her sister's encouragement, she takes their three kids and leaves her husband. Bill keeps interfering with Lisa's attempts at a new life. She gets an order of protection against him, but the ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, family relations, family problems, injustice, family in danger, woman in danger, domestic disturbance, hopes, starting over, life is a bitch, child in peril, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Return to Zero (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a successful couple, Maggie and Aaron who are preparing for the arrival of their first child.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, gloomy
Plot: stillbirth, life turned upside down, couple relations, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems, husband wife relationship, infidelity, drunkenness, adultery, death of child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: thought provoking, serious, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, death of mother, death, mother son relationship, life is a bitch, society, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, golden years, elderly, family problems ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Everything Put Together (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Everything Put Together is a 2000 film directed by Marc Forster starring Radha Mitchell and Megan Mullally.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: losing-it hero, redemption, pregnancy, terminal illness, social decay, dysfunctional family, family life, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, family problems, babies and infants, female friendship ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Taking Back Our Town (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A true story about a concerned housewife, Pat Melancon, who tries to block Shintech, a massive Japanese petrochemical conglomerate, from building a plant in her toxic township already known as "cancer alley". Pat and a few newly recruited, ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: cancer, human spirit, heroic mission, environmentalism, fighting the system, terminal illness, social relations, society, obsessive quest, hopes, small town, church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: redemption, childhood, artist, loss of son, starting over, dying, society, overcoming, family problems, acceptance, parents and children, family life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: new york, ireland, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: thought provoking, psychological, emotional, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: imaginary friend, adultery, dysfunctional family, character study, human nature, couple relations, jealous spouse, dishonesty, lifestyle, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Fifteen and Pregnant (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, family problems, family in crisis, teenage life, lifestyle, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, youth, family relations, husband wife relationship, lifetime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, depressing, touching, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: addiction, alcoholic, alcohol abuse, rehabilitation, support group, drugs, teacher, depression, psychology, twists and turns, introspection, irresponsible ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: sad, emotional, touching, heartbreaking, melancholic ...
Plot: terminal illness, death, reconciliation, cancer, honest, pregnancy, childbirth, self discovery, couple relations, family life, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Mississippi Damned (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three poor Black kids in rural Mississippi reap the consequences of their family's cycle of abuse, addiction, and violence.
Style: touching, rough, emotional, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: introspection, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, society, human nature, addiction, family in crisis, child abuse, feminist, drug addiction ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, serious, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: cancer, hollywood, aids, family relations, father son relationship, infidelity, terminal illness, showbiz, family problems, artists and showbiz, dealing with death, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Living Proof (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Living Proof is a 2008 Lifetime Television movie, directed by Dan Ireland, starring Harry Connick, Jr. The film is based on the true life story of Dr. Dennis Slamon and the book HER-2: The Making of Herceptin, a Revolutionary Treatment for Breast ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, emotional, experimental ...
Plot: breast cancer, human spirit, doctor, ego clash, doctors and patients, terminal illness, hopes, lifetime, power relations, child illness, life is a bitch, cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Miracle of the Cards (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: "The Miracle of the Cards" is based on the true story of Marion Shergold and her son, Craig, an eight-year-old English boy who had a brain tumor. Several events convinced Marion that God was leading her to a cure for Craig and that the ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: child illness, human spirit, terminal illness, brain tumor, christian, hopes, life is a bitch, disability, miraculous event, journalism, faith, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%