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Circle of Violence - A Family Drama (1986)
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Circle of Violence - A Family Drama (1986)
Original name: Circle of Violence: A Family Drama
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Georgia Benfield's, at her wit's end, loses control and begins physically abusing her elderly mother, just as Georgia had been abused herself as a child. As family and friends slowly begin to learn of the abuse, and long buried family secrets come to light, both mother and daughter must learn to accept the past, to change what is happening at present, in order to face a better future.
Plot: parent child relationship, family crisis, parents, old age, brawl, mother daughter relationship, physical abuse, abuse, parent, abusive relationship, loss of husband, husband leaves wife, verbal abuse

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and gloomy films with plots about mother daughter relationship, parent child relationship, father daughter relationship, female nudity, family relations, female director and mother son relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Circle of Violence - A Family Drama: Who Will Love My Children? (1983), All We Had (2016), Subwave (1995), Blinded by the Light (1980), Valerie Flake (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A disturbed young mother with some serious psychological problems begins to take them out on her infant daughter.
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Who Will Love My Children? (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on a true story of Iowa farm wife Lucile Fray. Ann-Margret plays a dying mother of ten whose last wish is to find loving families for her children.
Plot: self sacrifice, farmer, last will and testament, orphan, sacrifice, affection, family relations, little girl, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, terminal illness, mother daughter relationship ...
Place: iowa
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All We Had (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A mother struggles to make a better life for her daughter.
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Subwave (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: College swimmer Chad Billingsley is his middle class family's pride and joy. After a moody phase of scared denial, he owns up to father, attorney Roger, that Rosalie Frank, the provocatively dressed waitress who attended his frat's last ...
Plot: party, statutory rape, regret, abuse, son, trial, family crisis, fire, rape, dormitory, swimming pool, lawyer ...
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Blinded by the Light (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: David Bowers is a teenager who runs away from home to join a quasi-religious cult. His sister Janet is determined to find him, but almost winds up getting brainwashed by the cult herself.
Plot: cult, mind control, spirituality, father daughter relationship, parent child relationship, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, freedom, religion, brother sister relationship, fanatic, parents ...
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Valerie Flake (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Valerie Flake is an overqualified supermarket cashier in her early thirties with a graduate degree and a past as a talented painter. Since her husband’s death, she has successfully severed all bonds with the people who love her and replaced ...
Plot: grocery store, guilt, parent child relationship, basketball, female nudity, widow, sarcasm, painter, loss of husband, alcohol, marriage
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Love is Never Silent (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young woman struggles with her own need for independence and the obligation she feels for her deaf parents in this depression-era drama. A friend sees her turmoil and tells her she must find happiness on her own. However, the initial joy she finds ...
Plot: parent child relationship, sign language, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, guilt, deafness, deaf, great depression, marriage, family relations
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My Husband's Secret Life (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: A policeman's widow (Archer) uncovers corruption within the force after meeting a woman (Alonso) who was tied to her husband's mysterious death.
Plot: stockings, mother daughter relationship, corruption, loss of husband, police officer, widow
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A Family Upside Down (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An elderly married couple find that as their physical and mental health deteriorates, they find themselves dependent more and more upon their grown children.
Plot: old age, family, aging, retirement home, husband wife relationship, heart attack, dying, grandmother grandson relationship, family relations, deathbed, grandfather grandson relationship, father daughter relationship ...
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Painful Secrets (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dawn isn't like other kids her age full of typical teenage angst about boys, school and parents. Her pain goes far deeper, and to deal with her emotional overload she physically cuts herself. The problem of adolescent girls committing ...
Style: psychological, suspense, disturbing
Plot: mother daughter relationship, mental illness, psychiatrist, teenage girl, self mutilation, physical abuse, therapy session, female friendship, high school, therapist, female director, loss of virginity ...
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The Cricket (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An impressionable young woman's relationship with an aging prostitute leads to a job as a maid at a brothel.
Plot: parent child relationship, maid, brothel, prostitute, suicide by drowning, mother daughter relationship, murder, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Place: italy
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Prison Stories: Women on the Inside (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Three novels - three dramatic stories in the walls of the women's prison. The first story - a brand new, first went to prison inmates. The second - about a mother whose son has ceased to go to prison for visits. The third - about the ...
Style: cult film, psychotronic
Plot: female director, strip search, women in prison, women's prison, parent child relationship, flashback, juvenile delinquent, undercover, police, domestic violence, marital abuse, drugs ...
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The People Next Door (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Seventies attempt at exposing the drug problems of suburban youth. Typical middle-class parents Wallach and Harris are horrified to discover that daughter Winters is strung out on LSD. They fight to expose the neighborhood pusher while struggling to ...
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Empty Cradle (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jane Morgan gives birth to her baby at the hospital. When she wakes up the next morning, the hospital tells her, that her son died at birth. However from ultrasound reading she had before, she knew she was having a girl. Now the hospital is ...
Plot: midwife, parent child relationship, murder, murder of a pregnant woman, pregnancy, faked pregnancy, pregnant woman murdered, stethoscope, hospital, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After experiencing several stressful situations within a short time --including the failure of the family business and the loss of her mother-- Janet Broderick becomes ill. Falling into a deep sleep, she dreams of returning to her hometown, taking ...
Plot: holiday, parent child relationship, family, christmas, falling through ice, sleigh, loss of mother, child in peril, tradition, old love, getting home, mother daughter relationship ...
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Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of Ace Eli Walford, a 1920s stunt flyer who barnstorms around the country, taking his eleven-year-old son Rodger with him as he goes from town to town. The place is rural Kansas, and the time is midsummer in the early nineteen-twenties, ...
Plot: pilot, parent child relationship, trick, travel, world war one veteran, airplane, father son relationship, small town, beer
Time: 1920s
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25%
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Stuff (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Trish and Deb Murdoch are in a rut. After 14 years together and raising two daughters, they find themselves in a mid life crisis where grief and attraction threaten their domestic nucleus.
Plot: mother daughter relationship, female director, family relations, violent father, headstone, lesbian relationship, tombstone, love affair, lesbian, lesbian couple, parent child relationship, stage performance
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A Safe Place (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young woman named Noah lives alone in New York. She is a disturbed flower child, who retreats into her past, yearning for lost innocence. She recalls her childhood, searching for a "safe place." As a child she met a magician in Central ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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I Walk the Line (1970)
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Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Wedding Doll (2015)
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Breaking the Silence (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Country: USA
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