Movies like Surviving: A Family in Crisis

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Surviving: A Family in Crisis (1985)
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Surviving: A Family in Crisis (1985)
Original name: Surviving
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Rick is a 17 year old golden boy whose father wants him to became a doctor like himself. Lonnie is a problematic 16 year old girl, who has just come out from a sanatorium after an attempted suicide. The families of both teens are very close friends. Right away, Lonnie and Rick fall strongly in love for each other. Meanwhile Rick becomes aware that his father betrays his mother, so he begins to show his uneasiness at home and do odd things. Thinking Lonnie's the reason of his son's behaviour, Rick's father forbids him to see her anymore. After an unsuccessful getaway the two adolescents realize their love is impossible, therefore they decide to commit suicide. From then onwards both o their families are destroyed, and their friendship as well. It'll be hard to reconstruct the family and retrieve the friendship.
Audience: teen drama
Plot: friendship, suicide, impossible love, teenager, mental breakdown, photographer, tragedy, teenage girl, kitten, adultery, teenage boy, kiss, high school student, exam, swimming pool, funeral, redhead, teenage protagonist, family crisis, doomed love, teen suicide, taking a photograph, camera, anger, father son relationship ...

Most similar movies to Surviving: A Family in Crisis

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and emotional films with plots about teenager, friendship, teenage girl, suicide, father son relationship, teenage boy and photograph mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Surviving: A Family in Crisis: Pack of Lies (1987), About Ray (2015), The Spitfire Grill (1996), Only Once (1998), A Friend's Betrayal (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Pack of Lies (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A couple learns that their friendly neighbours might be Russian spies.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, psychological, talky ...
Plot: betrayal, espionage, friendship, russian spy, state affairs, manipulations, best friends, secret agents, kgb, investigation, friends, suburbs ...
Time: 80s, year 1961, 1960s
Place: england, europe, scotland yard, britain
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95%
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About Ray (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A teenager transitions from female to male, and his family must come to terms with that fact.
Style: neurotic
Plot: single mother, lgbt, teenager, lesbian, gender roles, drinking, doctor, anger, fear, restaurant, apology, eating ...
Place: manhattan new york city
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75%
The Spitfire Grill (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Percy, upon being released from prison, goes to the small town of Gillead, to find a place where she can start over again. She is taken in by Hannah, to help out at her place, the Spitfire Grill. Percy brings change to the small town, stirring ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, redemption, friendship, prison, false accusation, church, self discovery, dishonesty, couple relations, love and romance, hopes, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, kentucky, new england, ohio
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72%
 5.9
 48
Only Once (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: Greg and Kellie are two well adjusted and highly-motivated teenagers, from happy homes with loving parents. They find they have much in common, including their future college goals, their love of family and the Lord. They fall in love and into ...
Style: christian film
Plot: latex gloves, unplanned pregnancy, cabin, motorcycle, high school, ambulance, dream, pregnancy, doctor, kiss, father son relationship, love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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 girl, golden gate bridge, female artist, birthday party, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, photographer, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenager, car accident, high school, older woman younger man relationship ...
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62%
'night, Mother (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It happened in 1983. It was a rare and remarkable theatrical experience. Controversial. Provocative. And shocking. Now, two Academy Award-winning actresses make the Pulitzer Prize-winning play the motion picture event of the year. What would you do ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, epilepsy, family relations, couples, alcohol abuse, haunted by the past, love and romance, hopes, parents and children, life is a bitch, couple relations, parent child relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Sweet Temptation (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jade is a sixteen year old girl with all the problems a teenager faces. Moreover, her parents are divorced and she lives with her mother Jesse. Jesse falls in love with Billy, a much younger man who is also divorced and has two little kids. When ...
Plot: teenage daughter, marriage proposal, mother daughter relationship, secret, older man younger woman, teenage sexuality, asthma, secret revealed, sexual attraction, quitting job, coming of age, 16 year old ...
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53%
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Acid (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: They have been abandoned in a world adorned with concepts such as family, friendship, love, and opportunities. In search of answers to their questions, they devour themselves like a chemical substance that corrodes the world around, in order to ...
Style: melancholic, realistic, psychological, depressing
Plot: suicide, friendship, self discovery, sadness, mother son relationship, young couple, society, teenage sexuality, foursome, male friendship
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Levelland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A coming-of-age drama, with skateboards, set in Texas.
Plot: singing, love, gay slur, cafe, musician, brother brother relationship, car accident, nude swimming, skateboarding, punk rock, peeping tom, trophy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
12 and Holding (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three pre-adolescents with virginal and eager-of-signals naivety, hit headlong against monstrous and inhospitable loneliness, in the incandescent fire among the ashes of their own inocence.
Style: realistic, touching, clever, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, adoption, friendship, hospital, loss of son, vengeance, family problems, suburbs, death in the family, youth, haunted by the past, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
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50%
Pitong Dalagita (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Story: When six girls and a guy all teenagers are found with their wrists slit on a high school playground, it's left to their guidance counselor to try to make sense of the mystery behind the apparent suicide pact. Told in nonlinear fashion, the ...
Style: suspense
Plot: suicide, love, self discovery, teen romance, teenager, lesbian, muse, gay, friendship, school, coming of age, life
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49%
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Chubasco (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A wild beach boy takes a job on a tuna fishing boat.
Plot: love, troubled youth, dysfunctional family, fishing, father daughter relationship, port, homosexual subtext, fishing boat, fisherman, beach party, judge, elopement ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The King of Marvin Gardens (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jason Staebler lives on the Boardwalk and fronts for the local mob in Atlantic City. He is a dreamer, who asks his brother David, a radio personality from Philadelphia to help him build a paradise on a Pacific Island, yet another of his ...
Style: tense, gloomy, clever, serious, realistic ...
Plot: embezzlement, island, jail, boardwalk, family relations, human nature, cons and scams, siblings relations, crime, parents and children, dishonesty, family life ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
To Save a Life (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jake Taylor has everything. He has a beautiful girl, he's the champion in basketball and beer pong, and everyone loves him. Then, an old childhood friend, whom Jake used to be friends with, commits suicide. Jake begins to think. He wonders what ...
Style: captivating, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, high school, friends, social relations, teenage life, youth, self discovery, social misfits, dealing with death, religious, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: cemetery, suicide, teenager, grief, group therapy, support group, teen suicide, birthday party, handgun, high school principal, funeral, hallucination ...
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45%
Child Bride of Short Creek (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Partially based on the true events surrounding a rural religious cult in the American Midwest, and how the members' children suffered for their parents' fanaticism.
Plot: korean war, war veteran, sect, running away from home, child bride, latter day saints, fundamentalism, polygamy, falling in love, religion, death by drowning, rebellion ...
Time: 1950s
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44%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the ...
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Audience: teens
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Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
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44%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.
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Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
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Style: talky, emotional, dark humor, realistic, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, funeral, drug addiction, family secret, poet, death in the family, humiliation, overbearing parent, parents and children, overcoming, conflict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.3
 28
Places (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A coming of age story about love, loss and revenge centers around two teenage friends, Adam (Vladimír Polívka) and Marek (Jan Cina), whose aimless lives in a small town are suddenly disrupted by the appearance of Anna (Johana Matousková), the ...
Style: ambiguous ending
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Time: 1990s
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42%
Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This complex portrait of modern-day life on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation explores the bond between a brother and his younger sister, who find themselves on separate paths to rediscovering the meaning of home.
Style: gloomy, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, dysfunctional family, youth, family problems, death in the family, society, social relations, unfulfillment, 13 year old, blood, alcohol, marijuana ...
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42%
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
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42%
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Star Boys (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Through the eyes of two 12-year-old boys, the sexual revolution arrives in a conservative and religious small town in Northern Finland.
Audience: teen drama
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41%
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Cyber Seduction: His Secret Life (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A high school kid (Sumpter) develops an addiction to Internet porn so intense that it begins to destroy his life and tear his family apart.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Giant Little Ones (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two popular teen boys, best friends since childhood, discover their lives, families, and girlfriends dramatically upended after an unexpected incident occurs on the night of a 17th birthday party.
Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, meditative
Audience: teen drama, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, teenager, grownups, conflict, love and romance, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, sexual orientation, mystery, gay love
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Place: usa
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40%
The Kids Aren't Alright (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Story: Ross is trying to come to terms with the suicide of one of his classmates, as he finds his life falling down around him. Suddenly he finds himself involved in a new friendship with the new girl in school, Róisín. She helps to lead him in the right ...
Plot: school, teenager, suicide, youth, lesbian, homosexuality
Place: ireland
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40%
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 2K
The Chosen (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chosen follows the story of two teenage boys determined to remain friends despite the deep differences between their two families. Set in New York during the 1940s, this provocative film follows the son of an orthodox rabbi and the son of a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, dramatic, earnest ...
Plot: friendship, chosen one, culture clash, coming of age, parents and children, interracial relations, youth, clergy, teenage life, family relations, friends, society ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: usa, new york, israel, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Henry Gamble's Birthday Party (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Henry Gamble's Birthday Party takes place over 24 hours at the birthday pool party of 17-year-old preacher's kid Henry Gamble. The party guests include adults and teenagers from his church, as well as Henry's "secular" ...
Plot: lgbt teen, lgbt, gay teenager, birthday party, barbecue, vomiting, bikini, mutual masturbation, bullying, friendship between boys, teenage protagonist, acoustic guitar ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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White Oleander (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: emotional, touching, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, women's prison, coming of age, murder, crimes, bad mother, parents and children, mother daughter relationship, family problems, fall in love, kids in trouble, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, nova scotia, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Doo Dah Man (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set in 1980, The Doo Dah Man tells the story of JAKE, a 20 year old college student living in New Jersey who, after fighting with his absentee father, decides to run away from his life and hitch hike across the country. Along the way he is picked up ...
Style: road movie
Plot: station wagon, nun, tattoo, young man, campfire, shoplifting, father figure, jail cell, on the road, father son conflict, leaving home, on the lam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%