Movies like The Way Home

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The Way Home (2010)
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The Way Home (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An inspirational true story about how a rural community rallied around a distraught family to search for their missing two year-old boy and through doing so changed the lives of many of those involved.
Style: sincere, touching, uplifting, emotional, serious, realistic, christian film
Plot: missing child, family relations, couple relations, hopes, family problems, couples, family in crisis, social relations, missing person, search, boy, helicopter, flash forward, car accident, prayer, small town, countryside, missing son, flashback, argument
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to The Way Home

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about family relations, family problems, hopes, couples, parents and children, family in crisis and couple relations mostly in Drama and Family genres. Some movies like The Way Home: Swimmers (2005), A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014), Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013), Christmas at Maxwell's (2006), Two Gates of Sleep (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Swimmers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After an accident in a small Maryland fishing town, 11-year-old Emma begins to question the nature of the adults around her.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, introspection, family problems, friendship, family relations, youth, human nature, family in crisis, friends, power relations, public health, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When irascible matriarch Viola Price learns that her next asthma attack will likely kill her, she is determined to fix her fractured family before she leaves this world.
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, family problems, estrangement, aging, drugs/alcohol, dysfunctional family, hopes, love, unsupportive spouse, couple relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A psychotherapist helps a law student cope with schizophrenia in one of five interconnected tales dealing with mental illness.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, family problems, human spirit, family relations, hopes, strong female presence, female director, family dinner, stand up comedian, depressed woman, court hearing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
A Long Way Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, teenager, psychiatrist, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, parents and children, domestic disturbance, life is a bitch, family in crisis, hopes, family problems, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Christmas at Maxwell's (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A successful American family retreat to their summer home on the banks of Lake Erie to find meaning in life, illness, loss, and change this Christmas. With a successful career in the wine business, and two amazing children, what more can a family ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: human spirit, family life, life is a bitch, couples, family problems, road not taken, miraculous event, homecoming, love and romance, hopes, parents and children, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Two Gates of Sleep (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: After preparing for their mother's imminent death, two brothers go on an arduous upriver journey to honor her final request.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: death in the family, family problems, last wish, introspection, family relations, hopes, siblings relations, dealing with death, brother brother relationship, river, journey, very little dialogue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.5
 253
Islander (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a tragic accident at sea, Eben Cole loses his family, friends and stature in his island fishing community. He returns to the island an outcast but determined to win back the way of life he fought so hard to protect. Set against the stunning ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: hopes, island, redemption, starting over, estrangement, family problems, social misfits, couple relations, friendship, human nature, coast, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Like Dandelion Dust (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A compelling drama that explores the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty, realistic lives of a struggling family, and a privileged family. Their lives intersect, intertwine and collide, all for the love of a little boy. This film ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: custody, adoption, starting over, family relations, parents and children, hopes, family life, social worker, family problems, legal, small town, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Middle of Nowhere (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When her husband is sentenced to eight years in prison, Ruby drops out of medical school in order to focus on her husband's well-being while he's incarcerated - leading her on a journey of self-discovery in the process.
Style: captivating, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison, introspection, family problems, self discovery, supportive spouse, human nature, medical school, family in crisis, love, hopes, confined, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Shirley Adams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shirley Adams spends her days caring for her disabled son, Donovan - he was shot in the back of the neck on his way home from school one afternoon over a year ago. Since then the Adams family has lost all their worldly possessions to medical bills. ...
Style: emotional, sincere, uplifting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, family relations, introspection, single parent, family problems, hopes, parents and children, human spirit, life is a bitch, society, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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The C-Word (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The C Word is an adaptation of Lisa Lynch's inspiring and candid book, based on her blog, about her battle with cancer.
Style: uplifting, sincere, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Plot: human spirit, optimism, life turned upside down, terminal illness, couple relations, hopes, life is a bitch, journalism, couples, family relations, blogger, cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.4
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The Guys (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The story of a fire captain who lost eight men in the collapse of the World Trade Center and the editor who helps him prepare the eulogies he must deliver.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: firefighter, terrorism, hopes, journalism, couples, danger, couple relations, writer's life, human spirit, love and romance, post september 11 2001, train ride ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.6
 2K
Lifted (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The chance to shine in a singing competition offers much-needed hope for a Southern middle-schooler who's drowning in worries, from bullies in the halls to turmoil at home -- and the news that his reservist father has been called back to ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: parents and children, family problems, military life, wartime life, military, hopes, family in crisis, soldier, contests and competitions, follow your dream, performer's life, audition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, afghanistan, alabama, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.1
 971
Open Window (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The engagment between a struggling photographer and an assistant professor is marred by an act of violence.
Style: psychological, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, haunted by the past, couple relations, crumbling marriage, family problems, dishonesty, couples, family in crisis, vegetarian, family relations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Louder Than Words (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the unexpected death of their daughter, a couple work to build a state of the art children's hospital where families are welcomed into the healing process.
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, child illness, couples, family problems, human spirit, life is a bitch, hospital, last wish, death of daughter, family relations, family in crisis, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The End of Love (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mark is a struggling actor stuck between the life he once knew and the one waiting for him. When the mother of his two-year-old son suddenly passes away, Mark is forced to confront his shortcomings. Their fates, now intertwined, hang in the balance ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, single father, single parent, family in crisis, life turned upside down, parents and children, family problems, babies and infants, death in the family, parent child relationship, father son relationship, baby ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.4
 1K
God's Army (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Life as a Mormon missionary isn't what 19-year-old Brandon Allen expected: so many rules and so few successes. Los Angeles is as unrepentant as Sodom and Gomorrah. He's forced to share a small apartment with five young prank-loving ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: working class, terminal illness, couples, life is a bitch, youth, self discovery, redemption, family relations, culture clash, tragic hero, coming of age, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.3
 9
Scorn (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Scorn takes a look into the trials and tribulations of a group of people dealing with relationships, love, pain and friendship during the course of one year.
Style: realistic, sincere, emotional, serious, contemplative
Plot: family problems, introspection, couple relations, destructive relationship, human nature, couples, unfulfillment, bittersweet, love, abuse, urban, south ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 5.9
 665
Putty Hill (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Friends and family of Cory, a young man who has died of an overdose, gather at a Baltimore-area karaoke bar for his wake and compare stories about him. Gradually, as it becomes clear that there are many holes in their recollections about Cory, they ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: death in the family, family problems, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, introspection, family in crisis, estrangement, hopes, life is a bitch, father daughter relationship, dealing with death, overdose ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.6
 1K
A Family (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ditte owns a gallery, has a loving boyfriend and her dream job in New York is within reach. But Ditte is also the youngest generation of the famous bakery dynasty, Rheinwald, and when her beloved, but dominating father comes down with a serious ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic
Plot: family business, follow your dream, parents and children, workplace, couples, family problems, cooking and food, hopes, couple relations, family relations, father daughter relationship, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, usa, europe, new york, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Candles on Bay Street (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: DeeDee returns to her hometown with her 11 year old son, Trooper, 13 years after she ran off with her boyfriend. Her childhood best friend, Sam, is now married and he and his wife, Lydia, are the town's veterinarians. Lydia is a little wary ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: adoption, couples, terminal illness, single parent, homecoming, couple relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, social relations, unfulfillment, small town, veterinarian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.4
 977
Matching Jack (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman struggles with her son's illness and her husband's infidelity, but, after a chance encounter with an Irish sailor and his son, her life is turned upside down in a love story that defies explanation and breaks all the rules.
Style: uplifting, sincere, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: infidelity, hopes, parents and children, friendship, bittersweet, dishonesty, terminal illness, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, child illness, couples, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.6
 114
Automatic (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Everyone falls into self destructive habits. Automatic lets us view a small cross-section of the lives of six characters as they struggle to break free from the automatic behavior that drives their lives.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: human nature, destiny, love and romance, sexual relations, couple relations, couples, family problems, fall in love, siblings relations, unfulfillment, hopes, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 6.4
 263
Jewel (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the 1940s a 40-year-old woman with five healthy children gives birth to a girl with Down's syndrome.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: disability, family relations, family problems, family life, social relations, society, couple relations, couples, pregnancy, youth, babies and infants, small town life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 60s, 1960s
Place: mississippi, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.8
 484
Old Cats (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Isidora, an old woman, discovers that her mind is quickly deteriorating. At an apparently relaxed dinner table, she will desperately try to hide her state from her daughter, a demanding woman who awaits any sign of senility in order to take way ...
Style: sentimental, dark humor, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, mental illness, family problems, couples, introspection, redemption, estrangement, hopes, golden years, parents and children, couple relations, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.6
 2K
Dearest (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Drawing on remarkable true stories, Peter Chan delivers a moving drama about child abduction in China. Huang Bo stars as a father whose young son disappears in the streets of a big city. He sets out on a search across China, stopping at nothing to ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, tense
Plot: kidnapping, uncover truth, life turned upside down, adoption, missing child, couple relations, crimes, parents and children, family problems, couples, danger, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Fifteen and Pregnant (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, family problems, lifestyle, teenage life, family in crisis, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, high school, social misfits ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Paper Covers Rock (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Samantha is recovering from a suicide attempt and ready for a fresh start in life. She has to fight for the custody of her daughter.
Style: touching, psychological, emotional, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: parents and children, custody, family problems, family life, mental illness, starting over, family relations, hopes, mother daughter relationship, depressed woman, psychologist, suicide attempt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
We Were the Mulvaneys (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Based on the novel by the same name, We Were the Mulvaneys is a sensitive portrayal of one family's journey as they face conflict, fear, tragedy and ultimately, themselves.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, family life, couples, family problems, love and romance, life is a bitch, family in crisis, alcohol abuse, brother brother relationship, loneliness, fear, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.4
 2K
Virginia (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A sheriff sees his state senate bid slide out onto the ice when his daughter begins to date the son of a charming but psychologically disturbed woman with whom the sheriff has engaged in a two-decade-long affair.
Style: psychological, emotional, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: sheriff, misfit, life is a bitch, family problems, parent child relationship, couple relations, love and romance, love affair, family relations, mentally unstable, mother child relationship, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: virginia, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%