Movies like Where God Left His Shoes

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Where God Left His Shoes
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Frank, Angela, and their two children are evicted from their New York City apartment, they have no choice but to move into a homeless shelter. After a few difficult months, good news comes their way on Christmas Eve: a nearby housing project has an apartment available immediately-however, Frank needs a job on the books in order to qualify
Style: gloomy, serious, touching, realistic, sincere
Plot: realism, down on your luck, urban, life is a bitch, race against time, survival, parents and children, family in crisis, chases and races, family problems, family relations, christmas, job seeking, eviction, coping, ex athlete, homeless shelter, stepfather stepson relationship, boxer, poverty
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa

Most similar movies to Where God Left His Shoes

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about family relations, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, family in crisis, society and hopes mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Where God Left His Shoes: About Sunny (2011), Zig Zag (2002), Balancing Act (2012), Being Flynn (2012), Extraordinary Measures (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 6.5
 279
About Sunny
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, single parent, urban, moral dilemma, parents and children, down on your luck, life is a bitch, family relations, working class, society, family problems, strip club ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
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System:   95%
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 6.0
 1K
Zig Zag
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An autistic 15-year-old boy steals money from his boss to provide rent for his abusive father, who uses the money to repay a loan shark.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, urban, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, restaurant, life is a bitch, crime, family relations, city life, underdog, domestic disturbance, rebelliousness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   85%
    User:   71%
 
 6.9
 556
Balancing Act
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Having cheated on his wife, Giulio, a municipal employee, moves out, but has to find a solution on how to still support his family, and himself.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: downfall, parents and children, urban, down on your luck, breakup, infidelity, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   81%
    User:   76%
 
 6.4
 15K
Being Flynn
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: During his twenties, a young man works at various homeless shelters in Boston, where he often intersects with his brilliant but troubled father.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching, based on memoir
Plot: drugs/alcohol, writer's life, homeless, parents and children, down on your luck, urban, estrangement, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, social misfits, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   75%
    User:   77%
 
Extraordinary Measures
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: emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: kids, chick flick
Plot: obsessive quest, race against time, family drama, happy ending, human spirit, survival, doctors, internet, catastrophe, child illness, science, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   55%
 
A Long Way Home
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere, touching ...
Plot: redemption, suburbs, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, suburban life, hopes, psychiatrist, teenager, family problems, family relations, domestic disturbance, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   79%
 
Shirley Adams
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: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: human spirit, introspection, parents and children, small town, down on your luck, disability, family in crisis, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   58%
 
 6.7
 480
Cook County
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a stint in prison, Sonny returns to his home in East Texas, determined to repair his relationship with his son. Standing in his way is his brother, who has turned the home into a crumbling meth lab (IMDb.com)
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, coming of age, redemption, small town, parents and children, addiction, drug abuse, family in crisis, homecoming, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   68%
 
 5.8
 712
Bluebird
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a freezing January evening, school bus driver Lesley completes her route, but her final inspection abruptly ends when a bluebird comes into view. What happens next shakes her small Maine logging town, proving that even the slightest actions have ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: parents and children, drugs/alcohol, dysfunctional family, small town, family in crisis, working class, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, family problems, social relations, single parent, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   64%
 
 6.9
 510
It's Winter
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The struggle to survive, for a generation, torn between wanting to leave its country, yet bound by blood to home.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: society, down on your luck, realism, working class, life is a bitch, urban, family life, survival, winter, unemployment, human nature, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   52%
 
Be Sure to Share
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Shiro’s struggle with his father’s cancer and impending death leads to a realization that he must communicate his love and admiration for him before it’s too late. A series of flashbacks reveals their relationship over time, and the trouble ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: dealing with death, redemption, parents and children, family in crisis, terminal illness, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, estrangement, unfulfillment, coping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   61%
 
 6.6
 2K
Our Life
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Claudio works on a site in the suburbs of Rome. He is madly in love with his wife who is pregnant with their third child. However, a dramatic event comes to upset this simple and happy life. In a rage for life, Claudio energetically fights against ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, death in the family, family in crisis, family problems, life is a bitch, single parent, dealing with death, redemption, friendship, down on your luck, missing person, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   46%
 
 6.8
 1K
Crash
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Crash is an American television drama series that tells the story of how the lives of how several very diverse Southern Californians intersect.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: racism, interracial relations, city life, social decay, hopes, urban, life is a bitch, society, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   51%
 
The End of Love
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: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: babies and infants, dealing with death, parents and children, death in the family, family problems, single father, single parent, family relations, family in crisis, life turned upside down, youth, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   50%
 
 5.3
 145
Steam
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three women — a young coed, a forty-something single mother, and one a senior-aged widow — meet in the sauna of the local gym, where they gradually get to know one another and bond over their respective trials and tribulations.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, talky ...
Plot: singleness, hopes, family relations, golden years, single parent, human spirit, sauna, widow, catholic, lesbian, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   43%
 
Like Dandelion Dust
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A compelling drama that explores the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty, realistic lives of a struggling family, and a privileged family. Their lives intersect, intertwine and collide, all for the love of a little boy. This film ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, parents and children, adoption, custody, small town, family in crisis, family life, hopes, family problems, family relations, legal action, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   41%
 
Time Out of Mind
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Evicted from his squat and suddenly alone on the streets, George is a man without a home. Struggling with his demons and desperately trying to connect with the daughter he abandoned, he navigates the system, hustling for change and somewhere safe ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, atmospheric, emotional
Plot: parents and children, urban, society, family relations, life is a bitch, redemption, down on your luck, social decay, estrangement, hopes, photograph, homeless woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   48%
 
Hidden in America
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Story of a man Bill Januson whose pride in being the head of his family won't let him accept help from his sick daughters doctor. He has to prove to his kids that even with the death of his wife and the loss of his job that they can and will ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: parents and children, rich and poor, child illness, down on your luck, family in crisis, life is a bitch, doctor, starving child, society, single parent, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   38%
 
 7.0
 398
Low Tide
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Belgium, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A 12 year old boy and his single mother live separate lives. The boy spends his days alone while his mother works and goes out with her friends. The boy’s solitude is both a source of freedom and a cause for grief. His explorations slowly bring to ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: realism, single parent, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, small town, down on your luck, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, youth, family problems, coming of age, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   40%
 
 7.3
 994
Between Us
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
Plot: immigrants, single parent, starting over, down on your luck, working class, hopes, family problems, family relations, human spirit, family in crisis, life is a bitch, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   37%
 
Bilal's Stand
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like Bílal is about to ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, follow your dream, urban, human spirit, self discovery, parents and children, family business, family in crisis, family life, hopes, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   44%
 
 7.5
 111K
Still Alice
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested.
Style: emotional, touching, psychological, heartbreaking, sad ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, memory loss, relationships, family drama, family bonds, supportive spouse, mother daughter relationship, parenthood, columbia university, courage, doctors, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   45%
 
White Irish Drinkers
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A coming of age story set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, in which two teenage brothers living with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother are caught up in a life of petty crime. Older brother Danny concocts a daring ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: domestic disturbance, urban, innocence lost, crime, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, working class, coming of age, city life, crimes, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   38%
 
Dream and Silence
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Oriol and Yolanda live in Paris with their two daughters. During a vacation they suffer a car accident that will change their lives.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: family in crisis, memory loss, urban, family problems, family relations, introspection, parents and children, death in the family, life turned upside down, youth, loss of daughter, painting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   48%
 
The Imperialists Are Still Alive!
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young artist in Manhattan falls in love with a Mexican.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couple relations, nightclub, love affair, urban, social differences, down on your luck, missing person, artists and showbiz, love and romance, social relations, friendship, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   33%
 
For Colored Girls
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: About existence from the perspective of 20 nameless black females. Each of the women portray one of the characters represented in the collection of twenty poems, revealing different issues that impact women in general and women of color in ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, offbeat, atmospheric ...
Plot: feminism, domestic violence, urban, down on your luck, gender, unfulfillment, family problems, rape, love, poem, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   35%
 
Harrison Montgomery
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a rundown apartment complex in San Francisco's Tenderloin, a septuagenarian seer is waiting for his final message. For decades the eccentric recluse has chronicled the phrases of the Wheel of Fortune and deciphered their hidden meaning - the ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: down on your luck, elderly, hopes, life is a bitch, lifestyle, disorder, buddies, single parent, domestic disturbance, drug dealing, follow your dream, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   39%
 
Love and Other Impossible Pursuits
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Emilia, a law-school graduate, falls in love with her married boss, Jack. After Emilia marries Jack, her happiness turns unexpectedly to grief following the death of her infant daughter. Devastated, Emilia nonetheless carries on, attempting to forge ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: couple relations, family life, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, parents and children, death in the family, dishonesty, romantic rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   31%
 
 2.1
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Anne B. Real
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: ANNE B. REAL is the coming of age story of a young female rapper, who finds her inspiration by reading the Diary of Anne Frank.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: hip hop, juvenile delinquency, single parent, urban, introspection, siblings relations, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, coming of age, family life, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   43%
 
 8.1
 20K
Nobody Knows
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 141 min.
Story: In a small Tokyo apartment, twelve-year-old Akira must care for his younger siblings after their mother leaves them and shows no sign of returning.
Style: bleak, touching, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: innocence lost, childhood, loneliness, realism, family life, children, siblings relations, mentor, greed, runaway, crime gone awry, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   33%
 
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