Movies like Where God Left His Shoes

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Where God Left His Shoes (2007)
 7.2
 964
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: gloomy, serious, touching, realistic, sincere
Plot: job seeking, realism, down on your luck, life is a bitch, urban, christmas, race against time, survival, parents and children, family in crisis, chases and races, family problems, family relations, eviction, coping, ex athlete, boxer, poverty, stepfather stepson relationship, homeless shelter
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa

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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, life is a bitch, family in crisis, society and down on your luck mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Where God Left His Shoes: About Sunny (2011), Zig Zag (2002), Balancing Act (2012), Offline (2012), Cook County (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
 284
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: bleak, serious, gloomy, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: single parent, drugs/alcohol, urban, moral dilemma, parents and children, down on your luck, life is a bitch, family relations, working class, society, family problems, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.0
 1K
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: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, sincere ...
Plot: urban, parents and children, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, restaurant, life is a bitch, crime, family relations, city life, underdog, domestic disturbance, rebelliousness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 7.0
 587
Balancing Act (2012)
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: infidelity, downfall, parents and children, urban, down on your luck, breakup, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.1
 700
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: serious, gloomy, touching, realistic, sincere
Plot: starting over, estrangement, human nature, redemption, parents and children, down on your luck, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, unemployment, hopes, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 6.7
 482
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: serious, sincere, captivating, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, drugs/alcohol, redemption, parents and children, small town, addiction, drug abuse, family in crisis, homecoming, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: teenager, psychiatrist, redemption, suburbs, dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, repressed memory, haunted by the past, suburban life, hopes, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.3
 1K
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: realistic, touching
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 ⇓
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: serious, emotional, gloomy, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: single father, single parent, babies and infants, dealing with death, parent child relationship, parents and children, death in the family, family problems, family relations, family in crisis, life turned upside down, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Time Out of Mind (2014)
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, sex scene ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: serious, emotional, gloomy, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, human spirit, introspection, small town, parents and children, down on your luck, family in crisis, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: serious, touching, 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: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: family in crisis, memory loss, family problems, urban, family relations, introspection, parents and children, death in the family, life turned upside down, youth, school teacher, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, sentimental, realistic, touching
Plot: family gatherings, christmas, parents and children, holiday, sibling relationship, reunion, family relations, homecoming, estranged father, irish american, dysfunctional family, brother sister relationship
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, emotional, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: couple relations, family life, romantic rivalry, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, parents and children, death in the family, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: introspection, haunted by the past, music, society, immigrants, musician's life, down on your luck, estrangement, life is a bitch, deportation
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, gloomy, realistic, sincere
Plot: pregnancy, family in crisis, life is a bitch, realism, society, family problems, family relations, social misfits, race against time, parents and children, chases and races, misfit ...
Place: bosnia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.0
 631
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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: dealing with death, introspection, family in crisis, estrangement, youth, family problems, coming of age, death in the family, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: dealing with death, parents and children, family problems, family relations, coming of age, siblings relations, family in crisis, family life, youth, death of wife, grief, car accident ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 5.5
 2K
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: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: sheriff, mentally unstable, parents and children, parent child relationship, family relations, couple relations, love affair, life is a bitch, love and romance, misfit, family problems, mormon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: prison, introspection, self discovery, urban, couple relations, couples, supportive spouse, human nature, family in crisis, confined, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: single parent, siblings relations, suburbs, family in crisis, youth, family problems, family relations, parents and children, working class, kids in trouble, society, eviction ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 961
The Event (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An intense relationship drama that takes the form of a mystery, The Event centers around a series of unexplained deaths that occur among the gay community in New York's fashionable Chelsea district. Nick, a district attorney investigating the ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: investigation, gays and lesbians, human nature, couple relations, terminal illness, life is a bitch, family problems, gender, unfulfillment, couples, family relations, gay bar ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: serious, emotional, sincere, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: down on your luck, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, life is a bitch, family problems, human nature, introspection, siblings relations, addiction, society, family relations, lesbian kiss ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: serious, emotional, gloomy, realistic, touching
Plot: dealing with death, couple relations, parents and children, death in the family, life is a bitch, couples, family problems, family relations, half brother half sister relationship, reconciliation, skipping school, stillborn child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: doctor, starving child, single parent, unemployment, parents and children, rich and poor, child illness, down on your luck, family in crisis, life is a bitch, society, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
 16K
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching, based on memoir
Plot: homeless, writer's life, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, down on your luck, estrangement, urban, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, social misfits, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: psychological, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: family life, mental illness, family relations, starting over, parents and children, custody, hopes, family problems, sister sister relationship, woman in underwear, rock paper scissors, psychologist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 1K
Local Color (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A successful artist looks back with loving memories on the summer of his defining year, 1974. A talented but troubled 18-year-old aspiring artist befriends a brilliant elderly alcoholic painter who has turned his back on not only art but life. The ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, friendship, parents and children, artists and showbiz, friends, youth, family relations, solitary, unsupportive parent, painter, intergenerational friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.9
 775
Bluebird (2013)
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: bleak, serious, sincere, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: bus, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, dysfunctional family, small town, winter, driver, family in crisis, working class, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 324
Fly Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The poignant yet humor filled story about a single mother of a teenager severely impacted by autism, forced to reckon with her daughter's future. As her child becomes an adult, what used to work, no longer does. What will sustain her daughter, ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: autism, single parent, moral dilemma, parents and children, child illness, life is a bitch, misfit, family problems, family relations, mentally challenged, social misfits, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%