Movies like Loyalties

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Loyalties (1986)
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Loyalties (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Lily and her three youngest children join her husband David Sutton, a doctor in an isolated northern Alberta town. Their eleven-year-old son arrives later from boarding school. David conceals a dark secret which caused the family to leave England without telling anybody. They befriend a neighbor Rosanne, who throws out her boyfriend after he beats her up in a bar. Lily, who is very English and out of place in the town, hires the half-Native Rosanne as a housekeeper, and eventually the two women become good friends, until the secret emerges again.
Plot: doctor, family relations, secret, female director
Place: england, canada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and psychological films with plots about family relations, parents and children, love and romance, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, doctor and family problems mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Loyalties: Conquest (1998), The Plouffe Family (1981), Cowboys Don't Cry (1988), The Lady from Yesterday (1985), A Number (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Conquest (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: British-Canadian light romantic comedy film set in a dying Saskatchewan town. Bank branch manager, Pincer Bedier, dreams of reviving the town when one day a beautiful young woman's car breaks down and she becomes stranded until it can be ...
Place: canada
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The Plouffe Family (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 227 min.
Story: The lives of the average Quebecois Plouffe family during the final years of the depression and through World War II.
Plot: world war two, family relations, great depression, conscription, catholic, religion, canadian, french canadian
Place: quebec, canada
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88%
Cowboys Don't Cry (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A father and son struggle to make ends meet on the rodeo circuit.
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: youth, hopes, life is a bitch, dealing with death, couple relations, family in crisis, on the road, family life, alcohol abuse, parents and children, teenage life, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: canada
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The Lady from Yesterday (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A man (Rogers) with a wife (Bedelia) and two daughters and a flourishing career is visited by a woman (Chen) whom he had an affair with when he was in Vietnam. Who reveals to him that they have a son and that she wants him to take him (their son).
Plot: vietnam veteran, male female relationship, family relations, secret, past, affair, illegitimate son, father son relationship, marriage
Place: vietnam
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68%
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A Number (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A father is confronted by the sons he had cloned decades earlier. Based on a play by Caryl Churchill.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: cloning, self discovery, family relations, parents and children, father son relationship, clones, doctor, genetics, hospital, uncover truth, misfit, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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67%
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Hidden Diary (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the 1950s, Louise left her husband when their children were still little. She was never heard from again. Her daughter Martine stayed in the small seaside town, where she became a doctor. Martine's daughter, Audrey, a thirty-year-old ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, sincere, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, mysterious past, murder, parent child relationship, haunted by the past, parents and children, family problems, estrangement, small town, bittersweet, beach ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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66%
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: teenager, doctor, father son relationship, illness, heart transplant, heart disease, family relations, mother son relationship
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66%
Love and Hate: The Story of Colin and Joanne Thatcher (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Narcissistic Saskatchewan Tory politician Colin Thatcher is engaged in a bitter divorce from his wife Jo-Ann. When a series of court rulings over the divorce go against him, Thatcher decides a more drastic solution is needed - murder! A series of ...
Plot: lawyer, abuse, domestic violence, physical abuse, dysfunctional marriage, murder suspect, politician, custody, custody battle, contract killing, crimes of passion, court ...
Place: canada
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Second Generation (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An explosive two-part drama about love, family and identity - set around the tangled relationships of two Indian families with a deep-rooted, shared history.
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: love triangle, family relations, family life, parents and children, greed, family, forbidden love, family problems, couples, family in crisis, infidelity, lovers reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Sam & Me (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 23-year-old Nikhil comes to Canada from India to find his fortune and is convinced by his uncle to work as a companion and care-giver to Sam, an elderly Jewish man. An unlikely friendship ensues, which gives both men new insight into life.
Style: inter cultural
Plot: jewish, asian indian, prejudice, racist, old man, uncle nephew relationship, tragic event, morality, canadian, racism, transvestite, cultural difference ...
Place: canada
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59%
The Stone Angel (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The feisty aging Hagar Shipley has lived an unconventional life. Her rebellious heart has always ruled and her choices have put her at odds with family and friends. Faced with her own mortality, and desperate to find solace, she goes on the run. In ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: aging, family relations, haunted by the past, couple relations, elderly, on the run, nursing, introspection, parents and children, love and romance, youth, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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52%
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Umbrella (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Alexander Way, a secondary school teacher with a fractured personal life, finds himself attempting to rescue a woman from a violent sexual attack. Alexander finds himself overpowered, beaten & taken to hospital. Jesiah Jarvus, a famous British ...
Style: touching, captivating, psychological, sentimental
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50%
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Emile (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a story weaving the past and present together, Emile seeks redemption from the family he abandoned.
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, orphan, haunted by the past, homecoming, introspection, hopes, elderly, betrayal, starting over, family problems, human nature, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england, canada, british columbia
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Silent Witness (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The marriage of a young working-class woman is jeopardized when she witnesses her brother-in-law's participation in a gang rape of an intoxicated woman in a neighborhood bar.
Plot: family conflict, rape, fear, family relations, court, brother in law, testimony, female nudity, rape victim, witness, courtroom, rapist ...
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48%
Dreamer: The Movie (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Armed with a shoestring budget and a dream, independent filmmaker George A. Johnson set out to write, shoot, direct, produce and edit a full-length feature film using simple home video equipment and his imagination. The result is an inspirational ...
Plot: daydreamer, family relations
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48%
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Everyday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This film charts the relationship between a man imprisoned for drug smuggling and his wife and is being shot over the course of five years, a few weeks at a time.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: confined, parents and children, life is a bitch, family relations, hopes, couples, prison, husband wife relationship, drug smuggling, society, youth, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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45%
The Green Chain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The battle between loggers and environmentalists is defining, dividing and destroying communities in Canada and around the world. The Green Chain is a powerful, funny and thought-provoking film about the people who love trees.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in the port town of Dover in the South-East of England, Mary Hussain suddenly finds herself a widow following the unexpected death of her husband. A day after the burial, she discovers he has a secret just twenty-one miles across the English ...
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing, feminist film
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Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: David Jason stars as cockney ex-docker Don Mitchell in this emotional drama. Don is incredibly proud of his son David’s affluent lifestyle. The cars, the detached house and private schooling for the children were things Don could only dream about ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, serious, contemplative
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44%
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Black Mud (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A coming of age story about two orphaned brothers who travel cross country to the Alberta oil sands in search of a new life. Along the way, they learn to depend on one another, but tensions grow as money gets tight. On the brink of giving up, Alex, ...
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Place: canada
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The Black Velvet Gown (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: serious, realistic
Plot: servant, housekeeper, family relations, power relations, eviction, starting over, single parent, society, love and romance, social differences, idealism, working class ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1830s, 1840s
Place: england, europe, france
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42%
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Good Riddance (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
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Plot: parent child relationship, single mother, mother daughter relationship, jealousy, girl, death of brother, runaway, autumn, coming of age, pregnancy, brother sister relationship, accidental death ...
Place: quebec, canada
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42%
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Courage (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jason Priestley (TV's "Beverly Hills, 90210") and Andrea Roth star in this inspirational adventure story about courage, love and the power of family. Aspiring author Robert (Priestly) organizes a quick getaway with his wife and ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, captivating, suspenseful
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Place: canada
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41%
Dancing in the Dark (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Via the New York Times: "To all outward appearances, Edna Cormick (Martha Henry) is the perfect housewife.... She's married to a man who'll stand up in public and say, "This is my wife," so that there'll be no confusion ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: feminist, infidelity, mental illness, murder, hospital, crimes, love and romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, dishonesty, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: canada
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39%
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You Lucky Dog (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After her mother's death, New York City fashion designer Lisa Rayborn (Natasha Henstridge) returns to her hometown and family farm. Due to a weak economy, her brother Jim (Harry Hamlin) has converted the family business from a cattle farm into ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, psychological, captivating, serious ...
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Place: canada
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Romeo Eleven (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Romeo11 is a frequent visitor to internet chat rooms and social networking sites, where he's been engaging in an ongoing flirtation with an attractive woman. But Romeo11 doesn't actually exist; he's the creation of Rami, a teenager ...
Style: realistic, sincere, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
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39%
Our Struggles (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: While Olivier, a 39 year-old foreman gives his job everything he’s got, Laura, his wife and the mother of their two children, abandons the family home, leaving Olivier alone to face his responsibilities. Lost and completely thrown, Olivier is ...
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The Outlander (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 138 min.
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Style: atmospheric, realistic, touching, sentimental, serious
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Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: canada
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38%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Gaby owns a farm on which he raises lambs: Bouchard & Sons Farm. But he has no sons. Rather, he has two daughters that he raised like princesses and who live far away, in the big city. One day, the oldest asks him for some financial support ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, psychological ...
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