Movies like Where God Left His Shoes

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Where God Left His Shoes (2007)
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Where God Left His Shoes (2007)
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: sincere, touching, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: job seeking, survival, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, realism, family problems, urban, chases and races, ex athlete, family in crisis, race against time, down on your luck, coping, eviction, christmas, boxer, poverty, stepfather stepson relationship, homeless shelter
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, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, family problems, parents and children, family in crisis, life is a bitch, society and hopes mostly in Drama and Music genres. Some movies like Where God Left His Shoes: About Sunny (2011), Zig Zag (2002), Balancing Act (2012), Offline (2012), A Long Way Home (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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About Sunny (2011)
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: sincere, emotional, captivating, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: urban, society, moral dilemma, drugs/alcohol, family relations, working class, single parent, family problems, down on your luck, parents and children, life is a bitch, marijuana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas
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95%
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Zig Zag (2002)
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: realistic, sincere, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, rebelliousness, loan, society, urban, teenage life, down on your luck, city life, domestic disturbance, crime, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.0
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Balancing Act (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 112 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: gloomy, realistic, touching, sincere, serious
Plot: infidelity, unfulfillment, parents separation, life turned upside down, supportive parent, family relations, urban, breakup, parents and children, crime and punishment, downfall, job seeking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.1
 713
Offline (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A man attempts to reclaim the life that prison took from him but his dark past threatens to ruin everything.
Style: touching, gloomy, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, family relations, starting over, human nature, society, family problems, job seeking, unemployment, redemption, estrangement, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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A Long Way Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: teenager, psychiatrist, unfulfillment, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, estrangement, redemption, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, hopes, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.7
 484
Cook County (2008)
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: sentimental, touching, gloomy, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes, family problems, redemption, coming of age, small town, addiction, family in crisis, homecoming, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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
Plot: society, american dream, starting over, petty job, family relations, human spirit, hopes, family in crisis, down on your luck, life is a bitch, immigrants, working class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, colombia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: sincere, emotional, touching, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: single father, single parent, parents and children, family in crisis, babies and infants, dealing with death, family relations, life turned upside down, family problems, death in the family, youth, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Be Sure to Share (2009)
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: gloomy, touching, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: dealing with death, parents and children, family in crisis, coping, hopes, redemption, family relations, family problems, estrangement, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 ⇓
50%
Children of Invention (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two young children living illegally in a model apartment outside Boston are left to fend for themselves when their hardworking mother disappears
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: family relations, kids in trouble, single parent, youth, eviction, working class, society, suburbs, parents and children, family problems, siblings relations, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Slovenia, Italy
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Senada is 31 and she lives in Poljice neighborhood in Lukavac municipality with her partner and two daughters. She is pregnant with her third child for approximately five months. Since she didn’t have health insurance, she does not go to the ...
Style: serious, sincere, gloomy, realistic
Plot: pregnancy, race against time, misfit, society, life is a bitch, chases and races, social misfits, parents and children, family in crisis, realism, family problems, family relations ...
Place: europe, bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: gloomy, touching, sincere, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, single parent, parents and children, family in crisis, down on your luck, human spirit, misfit, society, introspection, family relations, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Dream and Silence (2012)
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, touching, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: family in crisis, parents and children, death in the family, memory loss, introspection, urban, youth, life turned upside down, family relations, family problems, loss of daughter, accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Being Flynn (2012)
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: touching, realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: homeless, writer's life, life is a bitch, social misfits, estrangement, family relations, misfit, parents and children, down on your luck, poet, family problems, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Of Boys and Men (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Robert Townsend stars as the patriarch of a family devastated when his wife is killed in a senseless auto accident. Reeling with grief, each family member must find courage and vision to carry on, ultimately eager to do the mother proud.
Style: realistic, touching, serious
Plot: parents and children, dealing with death, family in crisis, coming of age, family life, family problems, youth, siblings relations, family relations, accidental death, death, car accident ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Putty Hill (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Friends and family of Cory, a young man who has died of an overdose, gather at a Baltimore-area karaoke bar for his wake and compare stories about him. Gradually, as it becomes clear that there are many holes in their recollections about Cory, they ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: dealing with death, hopes, introspection, social relations, coming of age, family problems, estrangement, overdose, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, death in the family, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Like Dandelion Dust (2009)
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: touching, sincere, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: adoption, starting over, parents and children, family relations, hopes, family life, social worker, custody, family problems, rivalry, life turned upside down, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Fitzgerald Family Christmas (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The siblings of the Fitzgerald family must decide if the dad who abandoned them 20 years ago can come home for Christmas. Can the big Irish clan get past their grievances to be a family again?
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: family gatherings, christmas, reunion, parents and children, family relations, homecoming, holiday, sibling relationship, dysfunctional family, irish american, estranged father, brother sister relationship
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Middle of Nowhere (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When her husband is sentenced to eight years in prison, Ruby drops out of medical school in order to focus on her husband's well-being while he's incarcerated - leading her on a journey of self-discovery in the process.
Style: gloomy, realistic, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: prison, self discovery, confined, supportive spouse, couple relations, family in crisis, urban, introspection, human nature, family problems, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: realistic, touching, gloomy, bleak, rough ...
Plot: siblings relations, family in crisis, down on your luck, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, addiction, dysfunctional family, human nature, introspection, society, lesbian kiss ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Virginia (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A sheriff sees his state senate bid slide out onto the ice when his daughter begins to date the son of a charming but psychologically disturbed woman with whom the sheriff has engaged in a two-decade-long affair.
Style: psychological, serious, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: sheriff, parents and children, couple relations, love affair, misfit, family problems, mentally unstable, family relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, parent child relationship, female stockinged legs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Love and Other Impossible Pursuits (2009)
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: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, gloomy
Plot: family life, couple relations, parents and children, family problems, death in the family, dealing with death, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, woman, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Hidden in America (1996)
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: emotional, sincere, serious, touching, disturbing ...
Plot: unemployment, single parent, doctor, starving child, family in crisis, life is a bitch, rich and poor, human spirit, parents and children, child illness, down on your luck, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
California Solo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lachlan MacAldonich is a self-described “lazy Scotsman” and former guitar player for a once-popular 1990s rock band. No longer famous, he now lives a comfortably numb existence working on an organic farm outside Los Angeles. He drinks himself ...
Style: gloomy, touching, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: estrangement, introspection, society, haunted by the past, music, down on your luck, life is a bitch, musician's life, immigrants, deportation
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
I Am Not a Hipster (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Things are not looking good for Brook, a young, talented singer/songwriter who has become the clichéd tortured artist. Slow to come to terms with the death of his mother, Brook is self-absorbed, aggressive, and the major obstruction to his own ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, touching, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: urban, family relations, estrangement, rock, family problems, artists and showbiz, siblings relations, musician's life, parents and children, music, coping, twentysomething life
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, san diego california
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39%
Paper Covers Rock (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Samantha is recovering from a suicide attempt and ready for a fresh start in life. She has to fight for the custody of her daughter.
Style: gloomy, touching, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: mental illness, hopes, parents and children, family relations, family problems, family life, starting over, custody, woman in underwear, psychologist, swimming pool, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, dysfunctional family, downfall, parents and children, siblings relations, life is a bitch, family in crisis, family problems, family life, family relations, disintegration, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 20s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Grief of Others (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Ryries have suffered a loss: the death of a baby just fifty-seven hours after his birth. Without words to express their grief, the parents, John and Ricky, try to return to their previous lives. The couple's children, ten-year-old Biscuit ...
Style: gloomy, touching, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: couples, family problems, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, dealing with death, life is a bitch, death in the family, ash scattering, grief, skipping school, half brother half sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Bilal's Stand (2010)
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: realistic, serious, captivating, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, urban, high school life, society, youth, self discovery, workplace, family business, family problems, family life, family relations, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%