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Surprise, Surprise (2010)
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Surprise, Surprise (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Beginning as a critically-acclaimed play and based on a true story, Surprise Surprise is a moving and unpredictable portrait of a closeted TV star, his much younger disabled lover, and the troubled teenage son he never knew he had. Infused with dark humor and set behind the doors of a secluded home in Malibu, Den Jorgensen's seemingly idyllic life is permanently altered when his son David, a swaggering 16-year-old homophobe, unexpectedly arrives at his doorstep. David's arrival forces Den to confront his already problematic relationship and, eventually, all three men are compelled to join together to redefine the concept of what constitutes a family. Written by Travis Michael Holder
Style: realistic, semi serious, dark humor, humorous, sexual, sexy
Plot: family relations, starting over, social differences, life turned upside down, culture clash, love and romance, society, single parent, showbiz, hopes, estate, gay father, disability, teenage boy, father son relationship, gay couple, wish come true, hollywood, babies and infants, gender, gays and lesbians, supportive spouse, down on your luck, older man younger man relationship, gay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, malibu california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and humorous films with plots about society, family relations, love and romance, hopes, parents and children, couples and single parent mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Surprise, Surprise: Change of Life (2006), The God of Wood (2010), I Will Follow (2010), An American in Hollywood (2014), Mission Street Rhapsody (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Change of Life (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A gay-bashing evangelical minister gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to change his hateful ways following a life-altering tragedy. Gary Catell is the intolerant host of a nationally syndicated radio program. He uses the airwaves to spread the ...
Style: serious, humorous
Plot: gender, society, family relations, miraculous event, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, wish come true, gays and lesbians, clergy, imaginary, life turned upside down, gay father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The God of Wood (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Yao (Madi Diocou) and Moroccan Rachid (Soufiane Ouaarab) arrive illegally in Valencia, Spain, and separate. Yao sells pirated DVDs in the street and wanders disconsolately around the barrio until he glimpses divorcee Maria Luisa (Marisa Paredes) ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, love and romance, gender, fall in love, parents and children, family relations, lifestyle, society, sexuality, misfit, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
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I Will Follow (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Chronicles a day in the life of a grieving woman, and the twelve visitors who help her move forward.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: relationship vs career, life turned upside down, family relations, single parent, estrangement, dull life, couples, interracial relations, supportive spouse, society, unfulfillment, doctors and patients ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois
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An American in Hollywood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A talented young filmmaker from New York sets off to Los Angeles in pursuit of the Hollywood dream, only to discover through his relationship with a beautiful feisty young actress, that Hollywood is not all that it seems.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sincere, captivating, humorous
Plot: follow your dream, fall in love, ambition, hopes, filmmaking, buddies, showbiz, love and romance, hollywood, friends, artists and showbiz
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, california, los angeles, usa
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Mission Street Rhapsody (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Growing up in the Mission district of San Francisco, Che Rivera has always had to be tough to survive. He's a powerful man respected throughout the Mission barrio for his masculinity and his strength, as well as for his hobby building beautiful ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: gay teenager, gays and lesbians, self discovery, parents and children, family relations, family problems, redemption, social differences, estrangement, society, gender, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
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The Best Day of My Life (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Best Day of My Life is the story of a dysfunctional family as seen through the eyes of young Chiara (Maria Luisa De Crescenzo) who is about to receive her first communion. The family includes matriarch Irene (Virna Lisi) and her three grown up ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, sentimental, sexual ...
Plot: family relations, love and romance, family problems, couples, youth, society, religions or cults, marital discord, gay, siblings relations, gender, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Between Us (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Abruptly abandoned by her husband in a country completely foreign to her, Colombian native Mariana (Paola Mendoza) struggles to take care of herself and her two young children on the unforgiving streets of New York City. Sebastian Villada, Laura ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: homelessness, starting over, human spirit, hopes, family problems, life is a bitch, society, single parent, american dream, working class, family relations, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, colombia
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Framed (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The National Gallery in London has flooded, and senior curator Quentin Lester has a dramatic solution. He proposes that the entire collection of priceless paintings should be removed from London and stored in an abandoned slate mine inside a Welsh ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, village, culture clash, family business, secret place, love and romance, fish out of water, society, family life, social differences, family problems, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, wales
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Lebanon, Pa. (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Will, a charming 35-year-old Philadelphia ad man, heads to Lebanon, Pa. to bury his recently deceased father. He forms an unexpected friendship with CJ, his bright, newly pregnant 17-year-old cousin. As Will becomes interested in CJ's married ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: culture clash, americana, family relations, society, love and romance, pregnancy, hopes, coming of age, youth, bittersweet, road not taken, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa, philadelphia
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59%
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The Wise Kids (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A vivid, dynamic Southern coming-of-age drama, takes place in the transitional space between high school and college, when life seems to be all questions and no answers, and the future is scarily wide open. Set in and around a Charleston, SC Baptist ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, christian film, sexy ...
Plot: coming of age, single parent, family relations, self discovery, teenage life, introspection, best friends, parents and children, youth, society, direction and purpose, coming out ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
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Jam (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A traffic accident on a rural mountain road becomes a life changing experience for fifteen diverse travelers.
Style: realistic, semi serious, psychological, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: pregnancy, traffic jam, on the road, reunion, countryside, family relations, wedding, disagreement, doctors and patients, parents and children, rivalry, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, family relations, opposites attract, immigrants, friends, love and romance, friendship, culture clash, single parent, youth, family life ...
Time: contemporary
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Mind the Gap (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two girls of different background, one a immigrant from Turkey and the other a girl that needs to get out of her fathers shadow both apply to the police academy were they become close friends.
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, semi serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lifestyle, friendship, social differences, starting over, society, academy, officers and cadets, family life, hopes, culture clash, fish out of water, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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Nasty Baby (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Nasty Baby centers around a Brooklyn couple, Freddy and his boyfriend Mo, who are trying to have a baby with the help of their best friend, Polly. Freddy is an artist, and his latest work is all about babies – it’s clear he’s dying to be a ...
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, best friends, couples, couple relations, gender, gay couple, illegal immigrant, society, love and romance, gays and lesbians, interracial couple, brooklyn new york city ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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The Civilization of Maxwell Bright (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After a series of bad relationships, a man orders a mail order bride and receives more than he bargained for.
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: wife, opposites attract, femme fatale, romance, womanizer, couples, social differences, self discovery, sexist, husband wife relationship, cancer, misogynist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
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Midnight Clear (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: On Christmas Eve in the Arizona desert, a middle-aged man (Stephen Baldwin) and an old woman (K Callan) contemplate suicide. But through chance run-ins with strangers and perhaps some divine intervention, they cross paths and change each ...
Style: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, serious, humorous ...
Plot: church, christmas, life is a bitch, redemption, unemployment, family relations, love and romance, hopes, society, clergy, small town, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Lovelorn (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A retired teacher who returns to Istanbul after years away, Nazim tries to reacquaint himself with his hometown, which has changed significantly. While waiting for his pension to begin, Nazim takes a temporary job as a taxi driver and frequently ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating, contemplative, touching
Plot: woman in danger, village, couples, family relations, love and romance, village life, single parent, society, hopes, fall in love, sleazy, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Kill the Poor (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When a marriage of convenience becomes the real thing, Joe moves his pregnant French wife to a tenement building on New York's Lower East Side. The street is like a war zone with none of the nostalgic appeal that Joe remembers from tales of his ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspense, clever, witty ...
Plot: pregnancy, lifestyle, social differences, couples, drug abuse, social decay, immigrants, social misfits, society, nothing goes right, life is a bitch, rise to the top ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, europe, usa, france
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A Picture of You (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Kyle and Jen, estranged siblings, travel from New York City to rural Pennsylvania to pack up the home of their recently deceased mother. While there, they make a discovery that turns their world upside-down. A Picture of You is a serious movie ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: siblings relations, family problems, family relations, life turned upside down, estrangement, death in the family, bittersweet, dealing with death, countryside, east asian lead, death of mother, packing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania
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48%
The End of Love (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mark is a struggling actor stuck between the life he once knew and the one waiting for him. When the mother of his two-year-old son suddenly passes away, Mark is forced to confront his shortcomings. Their fates, now intertwined, hang in the balance ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, single father, single parent, life turned upside down, family problems, family in crisis, parents and children, death in the family, babies and infants, parent child relationship, father son relationship, baby ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Niagara Motel (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of struggling individuals cross paths at a low-rent motel in the tourist Mecca of Niagara Falls
Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: culture clash, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, lifestyle, couples, family problems, family relations, drug abuse, love affair, addiction, love and romance, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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The Role of Her Life (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Freelance writer in a fashion journal, Claire meets Elisabeth Becker, a movie star. Everything separates them, their characters, their relationships with men, and of course money. Claire is hired as Elisabeth's personal assistant.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: lifestyle, actor's life, love triangle, social differences, society, romance, celebrity culture, showbiz, looking for love, love and romance, couples, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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World Traveler (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After hitting the road a man encounters characters that make him realize the importance of family.
Style: touching, realistic, road movie, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: midlife crisis, starting over, obsessive quest, self discovery, introspection, family problems, parents and children, human nature, family life, family in crisis, society, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Shirley Adams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shirley Adams spends her days caring for her disabled son, Donovan - he was shot in the back of the neck on his way home from school one afternoon over a year ago. Since then the Adams family has lost all their worldly possessions to medical bills. ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, single parent, hopes, life is a bitch, parents and children, human spirit, introspection, family relations, family problems, misfit, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
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A Touch of Fate (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: One night in a small town in North Carolina, fate brings together three lives: an entertainment lawyer returning home to his dying mother after years in escape of his past, a woman trying to reclaim her supposed love, and a boy with a penchant for ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: hopes, destiny, friendship, family relations, redemption, starting over, love and romance, romance, human nature, parents and children, small town, chance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, north carolina, usa
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The Uncertainty Principle (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Having lost her place among the social elite, a widow remarries and starts a family.
Style: contemplative, realistic, cynical, talky, stylized ...
Plot: starting over, estate, hopes, destiny, rich and poor, infidelity, down on your luck, social differences, couples, life is a bitch, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal
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Vicious Circle (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Shot on digital , HD and 8 mm. Filmed through both sides of North America. 'Vicious Circle' pushes the limits of what can be accomplished on a bike. Featuring the first ever 65 foot 'Double Road Gap' , some of the gnarliest ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: false accusation, fall in love, teenage life, lifestyle, society, love and romance, family relations, destructive relationship, youth, interracial relations, teenage boy, skateboard ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
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3:13 (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: From living a normal life to surviving homelessness in the city of Miami, Peter is a victim of the turbulent U.S. recession during late 2000's. A drama based on true events.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak
Plot: life is a bitch, life turned upside down, misfit, family relations, society, social misfits, unemployment, family problems, homelessness, character change, disorder, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida, miami, usa
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The Long Shot (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Annie Garret is a young woman who moves with her irresponsible husband Ross and their seven-year-old daughter Taylor from Colorado to a ranch in northern California where Ross abandons them after he fails to land a job. With no money and no friends, ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: starting over, follow your dream, ambition, family relations, friendship, parents and children, family, single parent, hopes, contests and competitions, animal life, farm ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa, california
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Same Same But Different (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Benjamin Prufer and Sreykeo Solvan. The unexpected and uncertain love story of Sreykeo, a 21 year old bar girl in Phnom Penh and Ben, a young German student traveling to Cambodia on a post graduation summer trip. When Ben ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: love affair, unlikely couple, hopes, interracial relations, fall in love, culture clash, couples, life is a bitch, social differences, youth, society, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cambodia, germany, europe, asia
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