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Fran
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Fran, a single mother, is selflessly devoted to her children. But something is lacking in her life, and that something is the love of a man her own age. Her efforts to juggle a love life with her home life are largely unsuccessful.
Plot: child molestation, brunette, single mother, mother daughter relationship, mother son relationship
Place: australia
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Good Riddance
Drama
Canada
120 min.
 8.2
I'll Fly Away
Drama
USA
60 min.
 8.5
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about mother daughter relationship, single mother, coming of age, brother sister relationship, family relations, father daughter relationship and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama, Romance and Family genres. Some movies like Fran: Annie's Coming Out (1984), Woman Thou Art Loosed (2004), Little Sparrows (2010), The Last Frontier (1986), Heatwave (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Annie's Coming Out
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It tells the story of a young female social worker who begins work at a hospital for retarded children, and discovers that some of the psychological problems attributed to these children are incorrectly diagnosed. Proving this to be the case is ...
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Duration: 94 min.
Story: An adaptation of Bishop T.D. Jakes' self-help novel, chronciling a woman's struggle to come to terms with her legacy of abuse, addiction and poverty.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the midst of an Australian summer, we meet three sisters. Nina is widowed with two young children. Anna is an aspiring actress unhappily married to a filmmaker. Christine is a med student who is yet to fully come to terms with her sexuality. When ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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System:   75%
    User:   87%
 
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The Last Frontier
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, USA, New Zealand
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A single mother from LA marries an Australian cattle rancher following a whirlwind courtship. He returns to Australia ahead of her and her two children, and dies before they arrive. His widow is left with a debt-ridden ranch during one of the worst ...
Plot: farmer, rancher, widow, ranch, single parent, child, widower, death of husband, frontier, farm, australian outback, outback ...
Place: australia, south australia
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    User:   61%
 
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Heatwave
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A woman attempts to stop a redevelopment plot which she thought was the cover-up for fraud and other criminal activity.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, disturbing
Plot: fighting the system, crimes, rivalry, injustice, against the odds, rebellion, society, state affairs, adulteress, climbing stairs, redheaded woman, looking at picture ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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The Home Song Stories
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, Singapore
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Tom, now in his 40s, begins to write the memoirs of his 1960s childhood, as the little boy whose mother Rose was a glamorous Shanghai nightclub singer. When Rose meets Aussie sailor Bill, they are quickly married, and she packs up Tom and his older ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nightclub, single parent, parents and children, custody, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, dull life, family in crisis, illegal immigrant, chinese, suicide, memory ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: australia, asia, china, hong kong, melbourne australia
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System:   54%
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Captain Johnno
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: "Captain Johnno" is a deaf boy who befriends an Italian fisherman in this Australian made-for-TV family film.
Plot: striking a match, beard, coast, tv, hearing, looking in a window, looking at picture, boarding school, cricket bat, 11 year old, wristwatch, child protagonist ...
Time: 1950s
Place: south australia, australia
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System:   53%
    User:   58%
 
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Bastard Out of Carolina
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone, the eldest daughter, and Anney her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen as ...
Style: emotional, disturbing, realistic, serious, heartbreaking ...
Plot: sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, coming of age, child abuse, rape, violence, hospital, innocence lost, poverty, brutality, parents and children, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 90s, 1940s ...
Place: south carolina, usa
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System:   53%
    User:   63%
 
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Sherrybaby
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After serving time in prison, former drug addict Sherry Swanson returns home to reclaim her young daughter from family members who have been raising the child. Sherry's family, especially her sister-in-law, doubt Sherry's ability to be a ...
Style: bleak, realistic, emotional, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, father daughter relationship, heroin, drug addiction, prison, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, drinking, drugs, hopes, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, delaware, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   41%
 
 7.0
 131
My First Wife
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: My First Wife is about the dramatic collapse of the marriage between John and Helen. It is also a film about our children and the future we offer them. Helen has decided to leave, and it is John who lacks the inner resources to cope with the ...
Plot: adultery, hospital, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, death of father, husband wife relationship
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   42%
 
A Country Practice
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A Country Practice was an Australian television drama series. At its inception, one of the longest-running of its kind, produced by James Davern of JNP Productions, who had wrote the pilot episode and entered a script contest for the network in ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: doctors and patients, countryside, hospital, society, workplace, friends, social relations, friendship, workplace situations, love and romance, veterinarian, woman with glasses ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: australia
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System:   42%
    User:   50%
 
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Middle-aged widow Beatrice Hunsdorfer (Joanne Woodward) and her daughters Ruth (Roberta Wallach) and Matilda (Nell Potts) are struggling to survive in a society they barely understand. Beatrice dreams of opening an elegant tea room but does not have ...
Style: talky, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, single parent, small town, teacher, parents and children, adolescence, family, drinking, runaway, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, connecticut
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System:   42%
    User:   45%
 
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Beneath Clouds
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of Lena, the light-skinned daughter of an Aboriginal mother and Irish father and Vaughn, a Murri boy doing time in a minimum security prison in North West NSW. Dramatic events throw them together on a journey with no money and no ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating
Plot: on the road, interracial relations, society, youth, coming of age, young heroes, racism, opposites attract, bus, single mother, prison, identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, sydney australia
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System:   41%
    User:   39%
 
 6.8
 287
Radiance
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: With the death of their mother, two sisters (Nona and Cressy) return to their childhood home in Northern Australia where their third sister, Mae, lived looking after their mother. The funeral happens and the three find themselves together in the ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, death, funeral, fire, beach, sister sister relationship, three sisters, sugarcane, indigenous people, australian aboriginal, homecoming, turtle ...
Place: australia
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System:   39%
    User:   38%
 
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Boyhood
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, reflective, melancholic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, divorce, childhood, teenager, family, drinking, life, coming-of-age, adolescence, parenthood, storytelling, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s, year 2006 ...
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, houston texas
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System:   38%
    User:   31%
 
The Caterpillar Wish
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young girl's view on belonging and loss.
Plot: bible, secret love, family feud, coast, caterpillar, coastal town, cloud, seaside, south seas, harbor, port, pub ...
Place: australia, south australia
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System:   38%
    User:   44%
 
Milka - A Film About Taboos
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on a novel by the late Finnish writer Timo Mukka, this simple story focuses on what happens when Milka (Irma Huntus), a girl barely out of childhood, gets pregnant by Ojanen (Matti Turunen) a rustic fieldhand. Her own mother had been hoping to ...
Plot: male nudity, female nudity, mother daughter relationship, child abuse, single mother, pregnancy, village, skinny dipping, nature, coming of age, youth, carpenter ...
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System:   37%
    User:   43%
 
 8.2
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Good Riddance
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in a small rural town in the Quebec Laurentians, Michelle lives in an isolated house with her mentally-challenged brother Guy and her 13 year old daughter Manon. Together the three of them survive by running a small firewood business and ...
Plot: parent child relationship, jealousy, single mother, girl, death of brother, mother daughter relationship, coming of age, brother sister relationship, accidental death, pregnancy, firewood, lower class ...
Place: quebec
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System:   36%
    User:   38%
 
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 6.9
 247
Cora Unashamed
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: From the short story by Langston Hughes.
Plot: racist, black american, grief, death of child, mother daughter relationship, servant, jealousy, small town, african american, single mother, housekeeper, loss of daughter
Time: 1930s, 1940s
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System:   36%
    User:   37%
 
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Tabu
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Story of a tragic love triangle that develops between a mother daugther and a farmhand. A good-looking widow lives alone on a farm with her teenage daughter. Their neighbor occasionally helps them in the farmwork. He would have eventually married ...
Plot: forbidden love, suicide of mother, church service, unwed pregnancy, teenage sexuality, widow, coming of age, horse carriage, village life, older man younger woman marriage, older man younger woman sex, female full frontal nudity ...
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System:   36%
    User:   41%
 
Margarita Happy Hour
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Five young women, each with children, meet once a week for $2 margaritas and discuss life, love and change.
Plot: unwed mother, hipster, bohemian, female artist, single mother, brooklyn new york city, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, little girl, rock music, drug addict, coming of age ...
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System:   36%
    User:   38%
 
 7.3
 101
In Her Place
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A wealthy couple seeks to secretly adopt the unborn child of an impoverished and troubled rural teenager, in this slow-burning and ultimately shocking drama from writer-director Albert Shin.
Plot: teenage pregnancy, adoption, countryside, shame, summer, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, female nudity, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, single mother, mercedes benz, sex scene
Place: asia, korea
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System:   36%
    User:   31%
 
 6.8
 234
Incident Light
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Uruguay
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this poignant period drama set in 1960s Argentina, a young woman, struggling to raise her twin daughters alone after the tragic death of her husband, accepts the courtship of a charming but mysterious older suitor.
Plot: single mother, wedding, singing, love, mother daughter relationship, dancing, playing guitar, loss of husband, jazz music, loss of brother, widow, guitar ...
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System:   36%
    User:   33%
 
 6.2
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45 R.P.M.
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the Autumn of 1960, a fluke atmospheric weather condition allows a young teenager, Parry Tender, to receive a radio broadcast from New York City. Nestled in the Northern town of Goose Lake, Saskatchewan, Parry believes the contest the New York ...
Plot: single mother, school bus, canadian, small town, military base, cargo plane, child molestation, single father, tomboy, puberty, air base, disc jockey ...
Time: year 1960, 1960s
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System:   35%
    User:   33%
 
 6.0
 220
Wedding Doll
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Fixated on romantic fantasies, a kindly and strong-willed young woman with a mild mental disability embarks on a relationship — much to the concern of her protective mother.
Plot: parent child relationship, single mother, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, cigarette smoking, little girl, kiss, baby, toilet, absent father, factory, figurine ...
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System:   35%
    User:   40%
 
 6.4
 102
The Garden
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the summer of 1976, a shared family yard becomes the setting, as the adults bicker over selling the garden and the kids are free to explore the mysterious neighboring lot. Then they hear about a girl that has disappeared...
Plot: summer house, treehouse, family life, wasp, garden, 8 year old, nude sunbathing, sunburn, child in peril, cousin cousin relationship, cannibalism, brother sister relationship ...
Time: year 1976
Place: bavaria
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System:   33%
    User:   36%
 
 6.6
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The Daughter
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the last days of a dying logging town, Christian returns to his family home for his father Henry’s wedding. While home, Christian reconnects with his childhood friend Oliver, who has stayed in town working at Henry’s timber mill and is now ...
Plot: friend, unemployment, forest, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, infidelity, husband wife relationship, australian, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, wedding, housekeeper, suicide attempt ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   38%
 
La doble vida de Estela Carrillo
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After witnessing a murder, single mother Estela Carrillo must hide the fact that she is an undocumented immigrant escaping a dark past. While hiding her secret, romantic interests and her dream of becoming a singer complicate her plans.
Plot: music teacher, american dream, single mother, singing, illegal immigrant, mother daughter relationship, singer, double life, secret, immigration, falling in love, murder trial ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   27%
 

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Wedding Dress
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Overly obsessive compulsive and too premature, Sora is easily distanced by her friends. Growing up without a father is something she would like to be fussy about with her mom, but Sora is still the one and only daughter of and the biggest support to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: single parent, child illness, family in crisis, terminal illness, family problems, family relations, ego clash, parents and children, death in the family, homecoming, lovers reunited, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
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System:   33%
    User:   31%
 
Katie Says Goodbye
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In order to best save the necessary funds to leave her desolate town and start anew, Katie prostitutes herself to a handful of regulars that frequent the diner she waitresses at. As she draws near to saving the funds she believes her new life ...
Plot: prostitution, waitress, coming of age, teenage prostitute, trailer home, ex convict, nude girl, blow job, isolated place, love at first sight, working class, love ...
Place: san francisco, arizona
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System:   32%
    User:   32%
 
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