Movies like The Big Show

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The Big Show (1961)
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The Big Show (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A European circus family is torn apart by greed and jealousy.
Plot: court, trial, bear, skiing, chimpanzee, father son relationship, tightrope walker, brother sister relationship, elephant, hippopotamus, brother brother relationship, polar bear, circus, bear attack, flashback, falling from height, knife throwing, trapeze

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Most similar movies to The Big Show

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and captivating films with plots about father son relationship, brother brother relationship, family relations, brother sister relationship, flashback, mother son relationship and father daughter relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Big Show: The Last Fine Day (2011), Shouting Secrets (2011), The Killing of Randy Webster (1981), Tiger Orange (2014), Go Naked In The World (1961). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, airplane, father son relationship, world war one veteran, travel, small town, beer
Time: 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Last Fine Day (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The phone call from Sybille was usual. Her family didn't even know that this call just started their last fine day...
Plot: depressed woman, brother sister relationship, loss of wife, loss of mother, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, suicide, funeral, flashback
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Shouting Secrets (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Shouting Secrets is a hopeful and heartwarming, universal story taking place in a present day Native American family. It's a story that is at once about the constancy and the fragility of love, as well as the importance of family.
Style: sincere, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: getting home, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, family relations, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, native american, female director, brother sister relationship, indian reservation, writers
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The Killing of Randy Webster (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young man is shot and killed in an altercation with Houston police. His father doesn't believe the police version of the incident and starts digging around on his own.
Plot: police chase, flashback, father son relationship, car theft, loss of son
Place: houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 1K
Tiger Orange (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In the small Central California town where they grew up, two estranged gay brothers struggle to reconnect after the recent death of their father.
Style: serious, psychological, captivating, realistic
Plot: gay, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, caught in the act, death of father, hardware store, gay slur, cynicism, friendship, family relations, gay relationship, gay lead character ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Go Naked In The World (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A domineering San Francisco businessman is determined to put an end to his son's romance with a high-priced hooker.
Plot: prostitute, father son relationship, greek american, brother sister relationship, call girl, construction worker, construction company, mother son relationship
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Death of a Salesman (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Adaptation of Arthur Miller's play.
Plot: melancholy, family relations, mishap, businessman, salesman, american dream, dream, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, brother brother relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Brothers Three: An American Gothic (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three brothers reunite at a remote cabin in the woods, when beckoned by their father. The brothers are left to deal with the dark secrets and demons that have haunted them their whole lives. The resulting truths they must face, end in an explosive ...
Style: gothic
Plot: brother brother relationship, cabin, father son relationship, death, hunting, beer, grave, self help, american, family relations, alcohol abuse
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Red Roses and Petrol (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dysfunctional Irish family gathers after the death of their patriarch.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, psychological, serious
Plot: family conflict, dysfunctional family, secret, family reunited, family relations, father son relationship, family gatherings, husband wife relationship, love, brother sister relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, family tragedy ...
Place: new york, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.2
 571
Sweet Thing (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: For Billie and Nico, life with their father is a roller-coaster ride of playfulness and unease. When he is in the grip of alcohol, tears flow and their apparently idyllic family life collapses. Their mostly absent and irresponsible mother is not ...
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: children, family problems, social issues, siblings relations, brother brother relationship, family relations, parents and children, adventure, drinking problem, life is a bitch, social problems, brother sister relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Love Has Many Faces (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A woman (Lana Turner) lives in Acapulco with moochers and a husband (Cliff Robertson) who married her for her money.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, sexy
Plot: beach, rescue, dishonesty, crimes, love and romance, romance, investigation, prostitute, bounty hunter, deadly, doctors and patients, murder ...
Time: 60s
Place: mexico, latin america, acapulco mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.5
 301
The Interns (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: During their first year of internship at New North Hospital, a group of aspiring doctors undergo both personal and professional upheavals.
Plot: operating room, theft, nervous breakdown, stress, childbirth, patient, abortion, doctor, nurse, soap, psychiatrist, ambulance ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.6
 3K
The Best Man (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The other party is in disarray. Five men vie for the party nomination for president. No one has a majority as the first ballot closes and the front-runners begin to decide how badly they want the job.
Style: serious, realistic, cynical, social realism, rough ...
Plot: politics, election campaign, political intrigue, rise to the top, rivalry, ambition, corrupt politician, opponent, power relations, state affairs, media, head of state ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
What Happened to Bobby Earl? (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Rose Earl is proud as a peacock when Bobby, her eldest, whom she raised, like his kid brother Michael, to become moral men an model citizens, is the first member of the modest family ever to get accepted at college. It will take a while till she ...
Plot: uzi, trial, murder, fraternity, insurance fraud, burglary, missing person, brother brother relationship, college, arson, suit and tie, caucasian ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 8.1
 16
Cold Water (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This is the story of Alice Fuller (Amy Shelton-White) struggling to come to terms with her past in order to embrace her future. Shot almost entirely in and around Estes Park, Colorado, the film follows Alice as she is forced to spend one final week ...
Style: scenic, sincere, psychological, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family drama, dysfunctional family, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, hiking, wildlife, fight, dealing with the past, acceptance, stoner, stream, eating disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Swimming Upstream (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This is a heart-wrenching story about a happy-go-lucky 17 year-old boy with a passion for life and love. Under his free spirit are problems that he must deal with. His mother died, his alcoholic father is unapproachable, and ...the biggest problem ...
Plot: high school athlete, doctor, virgin, cancer, male virgin, father son relationship, sick child, nosebleed, alcoholic, best friend, friendship, alcoholic father ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.9
 190
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: abuse, regret, son, trial, court, family crisis, party, statutory rape, fire, rape, dormitory, father son relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Gate, Gate, Paragate (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, Switzerland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Vietnam's submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1996
Plot: politics, leftist, brother sister relationship, emigrant, family relations, immigrants, family reunited, recovery, ceremony, vietnamese, brother brother relationship, flashback ...
Time: 1940s, 80s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 19K
The Goldfinch (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In a rush of panic, he steals 'The Goldfinch', a painting that eventually draws him into a world of crime.
Style: atmospheric, non-linear, exciting, psychological, enigmatic
Plot: tragic event, museum, art, friendship, painting, drugs, parent child relationship, foster home, bombing, teenage boy, brother brother relationship, father son relationship ...
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Perfect Mother (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Since self-made immigrant Nico Podaras's death, widow Elenie runs his lucrative garage, with an illegal side business, generously using the profits to keep control of their three sons' lives. Simpleton Dan is happy to sire the crucial heir ...
Plot: divorce, murder, brother brother relationship, marriage as hell, child custody, in laws, mother in law, false identity, court, loyalty, trial, abuse ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Balloon Vendor (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young boy tries to make living out of a puppet show when his mother abandons him and his father.
Plot: circus, parent child relationship, blond boy, hospital, balloon, death, loss of son, father son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 14K
Kodachrome (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Matt Ryder is convinced to drive his estranged and dying father Benjamin Ryder cross country to deliver four old rolls of Kodachrome film to the last lab in the world that can develop them before it shuts down for good. Along with Ben's nurse ...
Style: suspense, psychological, disturbing, captivating, sincere
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: road trip, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, parents and children, destiny, society, rivalry, adventure, hopes, family, obsession, friends ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 222
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, father son relationship, family relations, single parent, uncle nephew relationship, brother brother relationship, boy, parents and children, father and son, kids and family, fatherhood, parenthood ...
Place: cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 13K
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, siblings relations, couple relations, stepfather ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: oklahoma, northern california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
 467
Residue (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young filmmaker returns home after many years away, to write a script about his childhood, only to find his neighborhood unrecognizable and his childhood friends scattered to the wind.
Plot: swearing, police officer, getting home, rocking chair, gun shooting, curse, rainstorm, fight, black, police, childhood friend, riding a bicycle ...
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, true crime, trial, brother brother relationship, injustice, court, justice, child murder, death of child, boy, police station, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: year 2000
Place: africa, nigeria, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, freedom, father son relationship, spirituality, religion, brother sister relationship, mind control, kidnapping, sect, parent child relationship, salvation, parents ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Daydream Obsession 3: Legacy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: While visiting his recently-divorced father, Wylie discovers the camera and video diaries of Clayton. With his college friends over, Wylie begins to explore his desires through daydreams and reality. His roommate Greg is the object of his obsession. ...
Plot: father son relationship, gay, video diary, gay interest, nudity (full frontal - brief), gay erotica, gay crush, sex tape, shower, male nudity, coming out, erotica ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
 2K
Black Irish (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In South Boston, where Irish roots run deep and Catholic tradition reigns, two brothers face similar hardships but lead far different lives. While older brother Terry descends into drugs and crime, 16-year-old Cole vies to make the state baseball ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, baseball, confession, coming of age, youth, parents and children, teenage life, family life, brother brother relationship, teenage boy, father son relationship, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Between The Walls (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Peter King discovers that his father had audio recorded everything that happened in his childhood home. This comes as Pete and his family clean out the house before it is repossessed. With only five days left, he must reconcile with a past that has ...
Plot: domineering father, anger, foreclosure, prayer, control freak, tape recording, forgiveness, childhood memory, audio tape, unemployment, religion, overprotective father ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%