Movies like Misunderstood

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Misunderstood (1966)
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Misunderstood (1966)
Original name: Incompreso (Vita col figlio)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Andrew's brave front convinces his father that he is unaffected by his mother's death. Playmate and protector of his little brother Miles, he is often blamed when mischief goes wrong. Only when tragedy strikes does his father recognize Andrew's true qualities.
Style: modern day adaptation
Plot: grief, brother brother relationship, grownups, nanny, judo, cemetery, boy, high society, death of protagonist, childhood, father son relationship, widower, brother, accidental death, death of child, loss of wife, death of mother, uncle, movie theatre, wealthy family, loss of son, englishman abroad, underage drinking, missing mother, tape recorder ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, florence, florence italy

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Most similar movies to Misunderstood

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, psychological, captivating and serious films with plots about father son relationship, brother brother relationship, family relations, boy, mother son relationship, grief and coming of age mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Misunderstood: Two Kinds Of Love (1983), Louder Than Bombs (2015), Kites Over Helsinki (2001), Together (2009), Family Portrait (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Two Kinds Of Love (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two kinds of love are experienced by young Ricky Schroder in this made-for-TV drama. One kind is the tenuous affection he extends to his estranged father when Schroder's mother unexpectedly dies. The other kind consists of the teasing ...
Plot: family relations, father son relationship, boy, husband wife relationship, cancer, loss of mother, loss of wife, workaholic, death of mother, terminal illness, estranged father, widower ...
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95%
Louder Than Bombs (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, France, Denmark, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Three years after his wife, acclaimed photographer Isabelle Reed, dies in a car crash, Gene keeps everyday life going with his shy teenage son, Conrad. A planned exhibition of Isabelle’s photographs prompts Gene's older son, Jonah, to return ...
Style: rough, melancholic, sincere, captivating, touching
Plot: death of mother, death of wife, existentialism, sibling relationship, father son reunion, parent child relationship, car accident, single father, brother brother relationship, troubled teen, mental illness, widower ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa
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Kites Over Helsinki (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Epic tale about two generations of men in a wealthy Finnish family, spanning from the 1960s all the way through the early 1990s. The father has achieved his position as director of the family business through marrying the heiress. Their eldest son ...
Plot: family relations, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, family business, yuppie, business, business ethics, wealthy family, businessman, wealth, rock, drugs
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: helsinki finland, eastern europe
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73%
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Together (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A family of a father, a mother and their son is looking forward to go on vacation. On the way they experience an accident, and their lives are suddenly and unexpectedly turned upside down.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: father son relationship, family relations, love, grief, lost love, character change, family vacation, lifestyle change, relationships, vacation, changing lives, travel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Family Portrait (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Marcello Mastroianni gives a sensitive, finely judged performance as Enrico, a struggling journalist in the Rome of 1945. He receives a phone call informing him that his younger brother Lorenzo (Jacques Perrin) has died. Enrico recalls their long ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, psychological, non-linear
Plot: unfulfillment, humble, family relations, favoritism among siblings, estrangement, social differences, siblings relations, terminal illness, family in crisis, journalist, brother brother relationship, death ...
Time: 21st century, 1930s, 1940s, year 1945
Place: italy, europe, florence
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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The Thursday (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It's the story of a day spent by Dino, separated by his wife, who sees his son Robertino after five years. Dino has not contributed anything in life and to win the affection of his son, invents a story about his past. At the end of the day ...
Plot: family relations, father son relationship, love, divorce, beach, priest, soccer, seaside, zoo, diary, instructor, high society ...
Time: 60s
Place: rome italy, italy
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66%
Damilola, Our Loved Boy (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Drama exploring the story of ten-year-old Damilola Taylor, who died on a housing estate in South London in 2000. After leaving Nigeria to embark on a new life in the UK, the young Damilola and his family are full of optimism. Little do they realise ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: court, justice, true crime, injustice, brother brother relationship, husband wife relationship, death of child, police station, child murder, murder, boy, father son relationship ...
Time: year 2000
Place: africa, nigeria, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Casey's Gift: For Love of a Child (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The friendships held between two families is threatened when one of their sons drowns in the other family's swimming pool.
Plot: boy, husband wife relationship, friendship, neighbor, family relations, nanny, death of son, accident, babysitting, drowning, death of child, fishing ...
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61%
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Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A coming of age story set in the Vietnamese countryside during the late 1980s, as told through the eyes of a 12 year old boy named Thieu. Thieu and his younger brother Tuong share and do everything together. Their days unfold like a whimsical and ...
Style: touching, psychological, unusual plot structure, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: brother brother relationship, fall in love, boy, family relations, girl, childhood, innocence, coming of age, 7 year old, 12 year old
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: vietnam
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58%
The Last Snows of Spring (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A 10-year-old boy starts to die of neglect when his widowed father spends too much time forsaking his parental duties in favour of playboy activities and a jet-set life-style.
Plot: leukemia, death of son, father son reunion, lawyer, friend, fear, father son relationship, beach, travel, desire, boarding school, little boy ...
Place: italy
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56%
His Days Are Numbered (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A middle-aged plumber quits his job and questions his life after seeing somebody his own age suddenly die from a heart attack on his way to work.
Plot: lawyer, death of protagonist, ex lover, aging, wine, heart attack, countryside, prostitute, art, artist, unhappy ending, working class ...
Time: 60s
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Legend of the Holy Drinker (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: La leggenda del santo bevitore (literally "The legend of the holy drinker") is a 1988 Italian film directed by Ermanno Olmi. It tells the story of a drunken homeless man (played by Rutger Hauer) in Paris who is lent 200 francs by a ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: lifestyle, society, change of luck, sexual content, social differences, alcohol abuse, redemption, addiction, alcoholic father, homeless man, drunkard, church ...
Time: 21st century, 80s
Place: paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Dharma Durai (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Dharma Dorai
Plot: fear, anger, flashback, brother brother relationship, loss of son, loan, maid, smuggling, rescue, murder of son, selflessness, grief ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Lovemakers (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The death of a wealthy patriarch in 1885 sets off an interfamily power struggle.
Plot: tragic love, lack of money, anarchist, masquerade, stolen money, uncle nephew relationship, prostitute, cemetery, brothel, brothel madam, femme fatale, farm ...
Time: 1880s
Place: florence, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Donkey (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, UK, Serbia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is 1995. The summer when the war operation Storm will take place. Boro, who is going to be forty in a year and a half, with his wife Jasna and son Luka goes to his home village Drinovci, Herzegovina, after seven years. He wants to see his brother ...
Style: suspense, tense, unusual plot structure, contemplative
Plot: family conflict, fatherhood, mediterranean, husband wife relationship, family relations, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, death of mother, mother son relationship, lake, donkey, wheelchair
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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China Is Near (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A pair of working class lovers - a secretary and an accountant, scheme to marry into the rich landed gentry.
Plot: city, choir, family relations, italian politics, religion, socialist, abortion, marxism, affair, unrequited love, brother sister relationship, controversy ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy
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Dad's Home (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ben Westman is a widowed father who has to take care of his two young children, Lindsay of twelve, and little Dylan of eight. Things get complicated when he is fired. Now, all three must remain together and try to overcome the situation in which ...
Style: touching, unusual plot structure, captivating, psychological, contemplative
Plot: single father, family relations, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, boy, uncle nephew relationship, single parent, parents and children, father daughter relationship, father and son, kids and family, family ...
Place: cleveland ohio
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The Tree with Pink Leaves (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Little Marco suffers from his parents' divorce. He runs away from home and is hit by a car. He drags on but eventually dies under a tree with pink leaves, remembering a story his grandmother told him.
Plot: father son relationship, boy, divorce, school, coming of age, sexual exploration, childhood, tragedy, marital separation, family crisis, boarding school, dysfunctional family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Long Excuses (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A recently widowed writer whose wife died in a bus crash comes to terms with his grief—or lack of it—in caring for the children of a working man who also lost his wife in the same accident.
Plot: marriage, grief, loss, drifter, prostitute, japanese girl, allergy, japanese woman, writers, fatal accident, bus, bus accident ...
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48%
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Looping (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Three intertwining stories about women, who end up in a psychiatric clinic...
Plot: death of mother, pyromaniac, bulimia, death of child, love, sister sister relationship, friendship, grief, alcoholic mother, alcohol abuse, father daughter relationship, rape
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Maramao (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story in which a young boy resists the adult world and the inevitable loss of the joys of childhood.
Plot: coming of age, island, summer vacation, sexual awakening, girl, nude swimming, puberty, childhood, teenage girl, female nudity, teenage boy, boy ...
Place: mediterranean sea
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47%
This Is Our Time (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After graduation, five friends set out to make a difference in the world for God. Their ambitions are high, their passions are strong but will they have the courage to fulfill their calling regardless of what comes their way. The sacrifice they are ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: ambition, friendship, charity, christian propaganda, loss of wife, faith, social media, father son relationship, volunteer, grief, fired from the job, college ...
Place: india
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45%
Valparaiso My Love (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A poor Valparaiso family faces a tough life after the father is sent to prison.
Style: slang
Plot: childhood, rich woman, police officer, wealth, criminal, theft, large family, brother sister relationship, poor family, death of boy, mother, prison ...
Place: chile
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Nowhere (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Young Danny has left his home town in the middle of nowhere (="Nirgendwo") behind and moved to Berlin to study business. The twentysomething enjoys big city life and independence. When his father dies unexpectedly, however, Danny has to ...
Plot: suicide, female nudity, death of father, photographer, father son relationship, swimming, grief, death of mother, domineering father, generation y, mother son relationship, camera ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Radio Flyer (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A father reminisces about his childhood when he and his younger brother moved to a new town with their mother, her new husband and their dog, Shane. When the younger brother is subjected to physical abuse at the hands of their brutal stepfather, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: brother brother relationship, physical abuse, family relations, abuse, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, parents and children, domestic violence, radio, couple relations, siblings relations, stepfather ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: california, northern california, oklahoma
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41%
Last Cowboy Standing (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In 1982 the guilt-ridden 18-year-old Rupert tries to remember and understand the events of the past amidst the chaos of the present
Plot: cowboys and indians, christmas, father son relationship, death of father, brother brother relationship, mental illness, grownups, nudity (full frontal - brief), alcohol abuse, cremation, death of mother, family secret ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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For My Brother (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The two brothers Aske (17 years old) and Bastian (12 years old) live with their father, Lasse. Their mother died seven years earlier. Every day they live in a world where fear, violence and alcohol are huge factors, but where the brothers' ...
Style: disturbing, rough, touching, suspense
Plot: brother brother relationship, child abuse, sexual perversion, child prostitution, incest, homosexual rape, pedophilia, mistreatment, father son relationship, brothers, sex with teenager, gay sex ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Wolves (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Max and Leo are 8 and 5 years old and have just immigrated to the US with their mother. Their days pass inside a tiny apartment, while they wait for their mother to come back, as they hold on to the hope of traveling to Disney.
Style: sincere, unusual plot structure, disturbing, sentimental, controversial
Plot: brother brother relationship, immigration, mexican, grownups, mother son relationship, secret, immigrant family, motive, illegal immigration, bigger dreams, halloween, single mother ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Subarnarekha (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Made in 1962 (but not released until 1965), Bengali director Ritwik Ghatak’s film starts soon after the 1947 partition of Bengal. At a socialist refugee colony, Ishwar and his younger sister, Sita, adopt a low-caste boy, Abhiram, who has been ...
Plot: mythology, hopes, elopement, death of sister, brother sister relationship, brothel, prostitute, widow, refugee, grief, teaching, symbol ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Il Posto (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: With his family mired in financial troubles, Domenico moves to Milan, Italy, from his small town to get a job in lieu of furthering his education. A lack of options forces him to take a position as a messenger at a big company, where he hopes to ...
Style: serious, realistic, neorealism, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: office, coming of age, family relations, corporation, workplace situations, boss and employee, innocence lost, workplace romance, unfulfilled love, teaching the ways of the world, fall in love, self discovery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%