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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: teenager, friendship, suicide, impossible love, mental breakdown, family relations, photographer, telephone, unfaithful husband, tragedy, teenage girl, photograph, kitten, adultery, teenage boy, kiss, high school student, father daughter relationship, exam, broken heart, father son relationship, swimming pool, funeral, redhead, corpse ...

Most similar movies to Surviving: A Family in Crisis

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and emotional films with plots about teenager, friendship, family relations, father son relationship, teenage boy, coming of age and teenage girl mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Surviving: A Family in Crisis: Pack of Lies (1987), Pitong Dalagita (2006), The Spitfire Grill (1996), Giant Little Ones (2018), 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: serious, realistic, psychological, suspenseful, talky ...
Plot: betrayal, espionage, secret agents, friendship, russian spy, dishonesty, state affairs, politics, investigation, manipulations, manipulation, friends ...
Time: 80s, 1960s, year 1961, 60s
Place: england, europe, scotland yard, britain
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95%
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: touching, serious, sincere, psychological, suspense
Plot: suicide, teen romance, friendship, love, self discovery, teenager, lesbian, school, life, muse, gay, coming of age
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: small town, friendship, prison, hopes, false accusation, redemption, church, bittersweet, self discovery, couples, friends, going straight ...
Time: 90s, quarry
Place: maine, usa, kentucky, new england, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: realistic, captivating, emotional, thought provoking, meditative
Audience: girls' night, teen drama, teens, date night
Plot: gay, teenager, coming of age, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, gay love, grownups, love and romance, conflict, mystery, gay slur, lgbt ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: birthday party, old friend, middle aged woman, golden gate bridge, high school, older woman younger man relationship, teenager, teenage girl, breakup, family relations, female artist, photographer ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
12 and Holding (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 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: touching, realistic, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, adoption, family relations, loss of son, vengeance, family problems, coming of age, accidental killing, teenager, family in crisis, death in the family, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
'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: realistic, serious, gloomy, psychological, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, suicide, epileptic, epilepsy, haunted by the past, alcohol abuse, couple relations, parents and children, hopes, love and romance, life is a bitch, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.9
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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: emotional, sincere, captivating, disturbing, lgbt cinema ...
Plot: lesbian, teenager, single mother, gender roles, mother daughter relationship, grandmother granddaughter relationship, starting over, strong female character, gender, lgbt, transsexual, female director ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: date, motorcycle, father son relationship, cabin, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love, pregnant teenager, premarital sex, ambulance, male female relationship, dating, teenage girl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 603
Old Enough (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The 12 years old well-bred Lonnie meets the impudent Karen on the street. They spend some time together and Karen teaches Lonnie some of her favorite occupancies, like make-up, shoplifting, skipping school and lying to the parent about it, but ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, emotional, touching, semi serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: sincere, captivating, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, social differences, self discovery, bittersweet, misfit, youth, religious, teenage life, innocence lost, high school life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.9
 349
Capricciosa (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Swedish drama by Reza Bagher.
Style: touching, serious, sincere, suspenseful
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Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: asthma, older man younger woman sex, sex with teenager, 16 year old, sexual attraction, teenage daughter, quitting job, teenager, teenage girl, coming of age, teenage sexuality, secret revealed ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Wildlife (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: 14-year-old Joe is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry—a housewife and a golf pro—in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job—and his sense of ...
Style: suspenseful, melancholic, disturbing, thought provoking
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Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1960
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, clever, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Goldfinch (2019)
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Duration: 149 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Genre: Drama
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Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, sincere, intense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.4
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The Honor List (2018)
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Country: USA
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Style: sentimental, thought provoking, touching, disturbing, sincere ...
Audience: teen drama, girls' night
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.4
 139
Levelland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Family That Preys (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Star Boys (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 82 min.
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Style: captivating, disturbing, sexy, thought provoking, surprise ending
Audience: teen drama, teens
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Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.1
 29K
White Oleander (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.
Style: emotional, disturbing, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, teenage life, women's prison, bad mother, coming of age, family relations, murder, crimes, parents and children, fall in love, custody, kids in trouble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, suicide, teenager, youth, homosexuality, lesbian
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, contemplative, serious, nostalgic ...
Plot: friendship, chosen one, culture clash, coming of age, teenage life, interracial relations, youth, clergy, society, parents and children, family relations, friends ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, israel, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Beauty and the Beast (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When Mette and her father are left alone over the Christmas holidays to paint the new nursery the father ends up alone most of the time. The 16-year-old Mette is always off with her friends at the disco or skating, and the father does not mind until ...
Plot: teenage girl, grownups, coming of age, jealousy, father daughter relationship, friends, mother daughter relationship, bra, christmas, drinking, friendship, sex ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.6
 152
Chubasco (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Plot: fisherman, love, teenager, elopement, port, teenage girl, beach, rebel, beach party, forbidden love, troubled youth, young love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, christian, flashback, pastor, christianity, outcast, gun, ambulance, hospital, suicide attempt, depression ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
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Girlfriend (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man with Down's Syndrome romantically pursues a small town single mom who is still mixed up with her volatile ex-boyfriend.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, melancholic, realistic
Plot: love and romance, single parent, life is a bitch, impossible love, friendship, hopes, society, human spirit, social relations, misfit, down syndrome, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Cross My Heart and Hope to Die (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The young teenager Otto is entering the summer holidays in 60'ies Oslo, without getting a real holiday, and he is not accepted in the gang or the football team. But then he meets exciting mysterious Frank, which changes everything.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: youth, coming of age, friendship, human nature, working class, teenage life, family relations, friends, kids in trouble, mysterious character, father son relationship, school ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%