Movies like Family Sins 1987

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Family Sins (1987)
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Family Sins (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gordon has a loving wife and two sons, Bryan and Keith, but he favors his spoiled younger son Keith over Bryan, who is defiant and not good at sports. As Gordon begins to yell and hit Bryan, Bryan's behavior slips towards the psychotic side and he takes it out on beings who can't defend themselves until he goes way too far one day during a summer camping trip.
Plot: teenager, brother, suicide attempt, rabbit, dysfunctional family, father son relationship, underwear, dead child, drowning, therapy, carbon monoxide poisoning

Most similar movies to Family Sins

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and psychological films with plots about teenager, father son relationship, family relations, dysfunctional family, mother son relationship, high school and teenage life mostly in Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Family Sins: 44 (2007), Thursday's Child (1983), The Death of Richie (1977), Into Thin Air (1985), Ordinary People (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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44 (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Based on true events, 44 is the story of Migs, an 18 year old high school student trapped between the two opposing forces of his father, a drug dealer and convicted felon, and his mother, an NYPD cop.
Style: based on true events
Plot: nypd, 18 year old, policewoman, drug dealer, father son relationship, teenager, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Thursday's Child (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sam Alden is the 17-year-old high school star player in baseball who seems to have it all. However, his family notices that he is often bothered with fits of coughing. Worried, his parents decide to take him to the hospital, where they are shocked ...
Plot: heart disease, heart transplant, family relations, doctor, father son relationship, illness, teenager, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
The Death of Richie (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A sensitive but confused teenager feels pressure on him from all directions and turns to drugs, which causes problems for him in school and at home.
Plot: teenager, drug addiction, dysfunctional family, domineering father, marijuana, family tragedy, family conflict, father son relationship, courtroom, drug abuse, pressure, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Into Thin Air (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ellen Burstyn stars as Joan Walker, a mother whose college student son vanishes while traveling from Canada to Colorado. When police fail to investigate, Walker takes matters into her own hands. She and her ex-husband begin a search, but when their ...
Style: realistic, bleak, suspenseful, emotional, mind bending ...
Plot: missing person, school, crimes, teenage life, siblings relations, private detective, investigation, kidnapping, family relations, deadly, college, missing son ...
Time: 80s
Place: maine, usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Ordinary People (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, serious, compassionate ...
Plot: suicide attempt, therapy, dysfunctional family, guilt, depression, psychiatrist, loss of son, coming of age, middle class, family problems, alienation, acceptance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois, texas, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Hide in Plain Sight (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: True story of a divorced father in search of his children when his ex-wife enters the witness relocation program.
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: custody, witness protection, dishonesty, fighting the system, rebellion, society, witnessing a crime, obsessive quest, crimes, gangsters, witness protection program, snitch ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
A Friend's Betrayal (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two childhood friends grow up. One has a family and the other has a career. One relationship may make or break a family. Paul, the teenage son, must decide what he wants for his future. While family would like to make that decision for him. Watch as ...
Plot: teenage boy, teenage girl, teenager, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, break up, old friend, breakup, middle aged woman, father son relationship, photographer, family relations, birthday party ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Face in the Mirror (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: The dramatic story of a group of young people’s response to a desperate teen’s cry for help.
Style: christian film
Plot: teenager, suicide, christianity, christian, hospital, ambulance, depression, gun, prayer, flashback, pastor, outcast ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Debating Robert Lee (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of jaded high school students sign up for a debate class taught by a tough, combative teacher from the Georgia Military Academy who teaches them that life is debate and DEBATE IS WAR.
Plot: high school, debate, high school student, abuse, drugs, dysfunctional family, homosexual, father son relationship, teacher, competition, suicide attempt, neglect ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Killing of Randy Webster (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young man is shot and killed in an altercation with Houston police. His father doesn't believe the police version of the incident and starts digging around on his own.
Plot: police chase, car theft, flashback, father son relationship, loss of son
Place: houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Shouting Secrets (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Shouting Secrets is a hopeful and heartwarming, universal story taking place in a present day Native American family. It's a story that is at once about the constancy and the fragility of love, as well as the importance of family.
Plot: dysfunctional family, getting home, female director, sibling relationship, writers, father son relationship, indian reservation, native american, brother brother relationship, brother sister relationship, family relations
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Rough Winds (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Three devastating teenage stories fuse beneath the calm of a quiet, average neighborhood.
Plot: female director, anorexia, closeted gay, teenager, suburbs, post traumatic stress disorder, suicide attempt, high school
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: touching, realistic, sincere, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, teenager, psychiatrist, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, parents and children, domestic disturbance, life is a bitch, family in crisis, hopes, family problems, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Jim, the World's Greatest (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: One of his earlier pieces, Don Coscarelli (of Phantasm Phame) has a knack for seeing the world through the eyes and heart of a young boy. He offers a Peter Pan-esque adventure to men from the boomers to present day, with each generation being ...
Plot: troubled teen, teen angst, teenager, alcoholic father, brother, abuse
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Two Against Time (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This film finds a mother and her teen daughter both being diagnosed with cancer. This discovery helps to overcome the longtime antagonistic relationship that the two have developed.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, humorous
Plot: cancer, family life, terminal illness, survival, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, couple relations, race against time, rebelliousness, dysfunctional family, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.9
 348
Capricciosa (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Swedish drama by Reza Bagher.
Plot: alcoholic, dysfunctional family, family relations, cancer, death of mother, foster home, alcohol abuse, belly dancing, family crisis, father son relationship, soccer, teenager ...
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Locked in Silence (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A story of a young boy who becomes an elective mute after witnessing what he believes to be the killing by his older brother of a teenage boy. The young boy's brother then tells him not to say anything because of the trouble it would cause in ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, disturbing, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, doctors and patients, mute or deaf, teenage life, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, power relations, family in crisis, misfit, family problems, siblings relations, family drama ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Juvenile Delinquents -- New World Order (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Broken teens trying to claim something their parents failed to provide - A Future and Purpose.
Style: dark
Plot: teenager, justice, vengeance, vigilante, gang, abuse, blood, revenge
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Miracle of Kathy Miller (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: With the support of her parents (Sharon Gless & Frank Converse), an Arizona adolescent (Helen Hunt) overcomes severe injuries to run in a 10K race.
Plot: running, teenager, runner, high school, coma, high school athlete, athlete, teenage girl, accident, hit by a car, track and field, race ...
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Honor Thy Father and Mother: The True Story of the Menendez Murders (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: TV movie based on the novel "Blood Brothers," about the murder of Jose Menéndez and his wife Kitty by their sons, Erik and Lyle.
Plot: family relations, brother brother relationship, death, death of father, murder, death of mother, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, patricide, matricide, courtroom, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Hard Feelings (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It's 1963 and teenage Barnie has problems. School bullies are after him, his family is dysfunctional and his girl Leslie screws around. On the run from bullies, he hides in the African-American part of town and meets cute Winona.
Plot: love interest, dysfunctional family, racism, interracial relations, slut, caught having sex, social issues, school bully, teenager
Time: 1960s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Year of the Cannibals (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On the streets of a damp metropolis lie the corpses of hundreds and hundreds of boys and girls. No one can give them a resting place because of a law enacted by a repressive State. But the young Antigone, with the help of a foreigner, Tiresias, ...
Plot: symbolism, brother, teenager, fascism, death, society, mental institution, male full rear nudity, female nudity, shot to death, cave, corpse ...
Place: milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Rock: It's Your Decision (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 52 min.
Story: The parents of a young man force him to go without rock music for thirty days, and as a result, he discovers how rock music is a tool of Satan to control people.
Style: christian film
Plot: teenager, rock music, teen angst, christian, worried mother, sermon, pastor, religion, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 254
Blue River (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Edward's father walked out on his family years ago. In the years since, his mother has become a fundamentalist Christian and fallen for the school's self-righteous principal, Henry Howland. When Howland begins to mistreat Edward's ...
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: dysfunctional family, arson, youth, single parent, family life, small town life, family problems, school, family relations, vengeance, society, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 376
Safe Harbor (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Doug and Robbie are about to set sail on a long trip when they unexpectedly find themselves foster parenting a group of troubled teenage boys. The experience changes their lives for the better, and they decide to stay in town and run the foster home ...
Plot: storm at sea, alcoholic mother, juvenile delinquent, troubled teen, corrupt official, sailing, social worker, arsonist, judge, happy ending, coast guard, sailboat ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 262
After Jimmy (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: This is a story of Jimmy, a high school senior, who is struggling with his school life, family pressures, future choices. When it becomes too much, Jimmy kills himself.
Plot: church service, remorse, teenager, hallucination, pistol, grief, cemetery, suicide, handgun, funeral, birthday party, mourning ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
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Canvas (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman's schizophrenia affects her relationships with her husband and son.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, melancholic ...
Plot: schizophrenia, mental illness, family relations, couple relations, family problems, family in crisis, single parent, hospital, dysfunctional family, working class, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.6
 71
My Fair Son (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When young art student Ray moves in with his estranged businessman father after years of separation, the two tentatively begin to reconcile their many differences -- including Ray's revelation that he's gay, which his father struggles to ...
Style: psychological, touching, suspenseful, sincere
Plot: dysfunctional family, father son relationship, gay, single father, father son estrangement, sleeping nude, nudity (full frontal - brief), male nudity, homosexual, chess, homosexuality, employer employee relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Northern Kingdom (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The lives of three disparate families are illuminated by a meteor shower on a winter night.
Plot: farm, dysfunctional family, stepfather, female director, psychology, psychologist
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Angel Dusted (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Cautionary anti-drug film based on a true story, made for NBC television. Drama about the effects on Jean Stapleton and Arthur Hill when their teenage son (John Putch, Stapleton's real-life son) gets spaced out on a marijuana joint laced with ...
Plot: drug use, denial, teenager, high school, hallucination, mental institution, broken glass, drugs, pills, punch, flashback, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%