Movies like The Homefront

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The Homefront (1998)
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The Homefront (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Vietnam veteran Archibald Wright works as a house painter. One family he paints a house for has a problem he can relate to: Elaine, a woman who hired him, left his husband J.P., also a Vietnam vet while he was in 'Nam, and J.P. became an alcoholic. Archibald tries to help their daughter Tory to maintain a connection with J.P., and Elaine is strongly against it.
Plot: house painter, commitment, inner city, vietnam war, guitarist, alcoholic, waitress, vietnam veteran, parent child relationship, republican, post war, mansion, ex soldier, girlfriend, teenage girl, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship
Place: los angeles, beverly hills

Most similar movies to The Homefront

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and bleak films with plots about vietnam veteran, vietnam war, parents and children, society, friendship, waitress and female nudity mostly in Drama and War genres. Some movies like The Homefront: Captain Milkshake (1970), Resting Place (1986), Love in a Fish Bowl (1993), Faith of Our Fathers (2015), The Woman Inside (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Captain Milkshake (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Marine on leave from Vietnam becomes involved with hippies, communes and drug-running.
Style: psychedelic
Plot: vietnam veteran, hippie, marine, morality, anti war, army captain, vietnam war, cigar, marijuana, english, beer, drugs
Time: 1960s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Secret Life of Happy People (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Élevé par des parents parfaits dans une banlieue proprette, frère cadet d'une fille à qui tout réussit et flanqué d'un ami tombeur, le pauvre Thomas se sent bien ordinaire. Alors qu'il tente désespérément de terminer ses ...
Plot: architect, swimming pool, waitress, parent child relationship, father son relationship, bear trap, kite
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.5
 364
Resting Place (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A television movie set in Rockville, Georgia, in 1972. Major Kendall Laird, a Survival Assistance Officer, arrives in this sleepy little town with the body of Lieutenant Dwyte Johnson, a Vietnam war hero. It's Laird's job to help ...
Style: serious, sincere, talky, realistic
Plot: racism, vietnam war, war, military, society, soldier, interracial relations, parents and children, military life, racial injustice, vietnam veteran, death of son ...
Time: year 1972
Place: asia, vietnam, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Love in a Fish Bowl (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Waitress Saara meets handsome journalist Joni, and soon moves in to live with him. Joni tries his best to satisfy Saara sexually but, disturbed by violent lesbian fantasies, she is unable to experience orgasm. Trying to cope with the situation, ...
Plot: waitress, sexual identity, frigidity, young adult, sex, love, journalist, wedding, restaurant, female friendship, city, sexual attraction ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Faith of Our Fathers (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: With the Vietnam War raging in 1969, two young fathers report for duty. A man of great faith and a doubtful cynic. A quarter-century later, their sons, Wayne and John Paul (David A.R. White and Kevin Downes), meet as strangers. Guided by handwritten ...
Style: christian film
Plot: vietnam war, prayer, robbery, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, road trip, faith, soldier, letter, jail, sergeant, arrest, christianity ...
Time: 1960s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
The Woman Inside (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Vietnam vet decides to undergo a sex change operation in the 1970's. Canadian / American production.
Plot: vietnam veteran, transsexual, new identity, sexual identity, surgery, shower
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.0
 2K
The '60s (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: The Herlihys are a working class family from Chicago whose three children take wildly divergent paths: Brian joins the Marines right out of High School and goes to Vietnam..
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: hippie, vietnam war, black panthers, drug abuse, concert, rock music, vietnam veteran, politician, pot smoking, civil rights, protest, culture clash ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: vietnam, south central los angeles, usa, woodstock, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.5
 164
Cease Fire (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Tim Murphy is a Vietnam Vet. When he loses his job he starts to relive all the pain and horror of his time in Vietnam. The stresses and strains nearly destroy his marriage and his family. Only after joining a veterans' therapy group does Tim ...
Plot: nightmare, vietnam veteran, support group, vietnam war
Place: vietnam, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Downtown: A Street Tale (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A group of street kids find that the only way to make it through the day is to hold onto their dreams while their reality is eating out of dumpsters, turning tricks and squatting in abandoned buildings.
Plot: homelessness, street, inner city, street life, drugs
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Ride in a Pink Car (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A man, thought to be dead, returns to his hometown in Florida. He finds his wife re-married and the town now ruled by corrupt forces.
Plot: awol, vietnam veteran, corruption, wife, return, native american, stolen car, accidental killing
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.8
 2K
All We Had (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A mother struggles to make a better life for her daughter.
Plot: parent child relationship, poverty, marijuana, dishwasher, smoking, alcoholics anonymous, alcoholic, broker, dentist, cigarette smoking, mother daughter relationship, creep ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.7
 11K
The War (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The son of a Vietnam War Veteran must deal with neighborhood bullies as well as his dad's post-traumatic stress disorder while growing up in the deep south in the 1970's.
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, serious, emotional ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, bullying, friendship, vietnam veteran, war, vietnam war, family life, child, self discovery, parents and children, haunted by the past, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, mississippi, asia, usa, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Panic in Echo Park (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A young doctor tries to convince everyone about an impending epidemic, but he is accused of creating panic.
Style: tv series pilot
Plot: community, panic, race against time, urban, hospital, black american, epidemic, cover up, african american, doctor, teenager, slum ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.0
 2K
Fresh Horses (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Cincinnati college student breaks off his engagement to his wealthy fiancée after he falls in love with a backwoods Kentucky girl he meets at a party. She says she's 20, but he finds out she's 16 and married to an abusive husband.
Style: captivating, semi serious, realistic
Plot: betrayal, romance, friendship, college, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, infidelity, love affair, social differences, fall in love, society ...
Time: 30s
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.7
 2K
Flesh (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A heroin junkie works as a prostitute to support his habit and fund an abortion needed by the girlfriend of his lesbian wife. His seedy encounters with delusional and damaged clients, and dates with drag queens and hustlers are heavy on sex, drugs ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, sexual ...
Plot: hustler, buddies, gays and lesbians, unemployment, illegal prostitution, prostitute, social misfits, obsession, sexual relations, addiction, down on your luck, drug abuse ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Katie Says Goodbye (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In order to best save the necessary funds to leave her desolate town and start anew, Katie prostitutes herself to a handful of regulars that frequent the diner she waitresses at. As she draws near to saving the funds she believes her new life ...
Plot: waitress, prostitution, love at first sight, trailer park, coming of age, alcoholic mother, violence against women, first love, quitting a job, poverty, prostitute, mother daughter relationship ...
Place: san francisco, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, past, affair, marriage, secret, father son relationship, illegitimate son
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: A group of high school friends starts a rock band during the 1950's.
Plot: rock band, band, guitarist, elvis, rock star, elvis presley
Time: 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
 15K
Laurel Canyon (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Laurel Canyon focuses on Sam and Alex, a pair of upper-middle class lovebirds from the East Coast who relocate to Los Angeles. Enter Jane, Sam's estranged mother, a successful record producer, who's more than willing to put the couple up ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexual, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, intern, time lapse photography, drugs/alcohol, human nature, rock, culture clash, innocence lost, pot smoking, couple relations, parents and children, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Marjoe Gortner plays a drug dealer whose car breaks down in a small U.S. town. In turn, the town's people become victim to his unique brand of physical and mental torture.
Plot: racial slur, vietnam veteran, small town, violinist, hostage, waitress, mexican border, sit ups, bowling, poncho, female nudity, handgun ...
Time: 1960s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.2
 144
Duke (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Duke is a modern day telling of a classic western film. Dare and Roost are brothers who have been raised in a reformatory, taught to survive and conditioned to trust no one. They have moved to West Los Angeles, where Dare moonlights himself as a ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, exciting
Plot: crime, fighting crime, urban, siblings relations, vigilante, vigilantism, police detective, crimes, law enforcement, family relations, tough law enforcer, police investigation
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Sharing the Secret (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenage girl who feels she must always seem happy for her parents and friends secretly binges and purges.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, psychological
Plot: eating disorder, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, bulimia, teenage life, parent child relationship, youth, family relations, obsession, parents and children, mental illness, physical appearance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: About the 1989 murders of Carolco Entertainment chairman, Jose Menendez, and his wife, Kitty, who were killed by their sons, Lyle and Erik, in Beverly Hills, allegedly for a multimillion-dollar inheritance.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: murder, courtroom, parents and children, siblings relations, crimes, deadly, family problems, family relations, courtroom drama, dysfunctional family, legal, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: beverly hills, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Journey from the Fall (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Thirteen years after the end of the Vietnam War, a family who was tragically affected by the war are forced to emigrate to America.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: vietnam war, immigrants, soldier, war, tragic hero, survival, human nature, human spirit, parents and children, anti war, political unrest, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Ocean of Dreams (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A married couple in search of erotic adventure climbs aboard a cruise ship to add some excitement to their bland and predicable routine. It doesn't take long for the sexually starved guests on board to get friendly … really friendly. Charlene ...
Style: erotic
Plot: cruise, love of one's life, teenage crush, vietnam war, cleavage, nurse hat, marriage crisis, large breasts, nurse uniform, workaholic, erotica, bare breasts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.8
 26
No Justice (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A violent sadist has been appointed a deputy sheriff by his uncle, the alcoholic and corrupt county sheriff, who runs a drug-smuggling and bootlegging operation on the side. When the sheriff's nephew decides to steal the land of some local ...
Plot: drug smuggling, deputy, river, alcoholic, bootlegging, police corruption
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 936
Green Dragon (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A tale about Vietnamese refugees sent to an orientation camp on the Camp Pendleton Marine Base in California, 'Green Dragon' focuses on a young boy and his sister. Set in 1975, the film chronicles the stories told to the two children by ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: vietnam war, military, immigrants, social misfits, soldier, human nature, military base, innocence lost, self discovery, friendship, interracial relations, anti war ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, california, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Florida Project (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of a precocious six year-old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times.
Plot: motel, children, child, friendship, mother daughter relationship, parent child relationship, drug use, women, drug addiction, poverty, little girl, childhood ...
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.6
 519
The Veteran (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sidney J. Furie's The Veteran is a respectable straight-to-DVD movie that was headed for the "pleasant surprise" category before self-destructing with a terrible, out-of-the-blue ending.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, vietnam veteran, innocence lost, war, anti war, haunted by the past, military life, military, vengeance, friendship, captivity ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.6
 41
Runaway (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: After witnessing the accidental death of a friend who was attempting to rescue him from bullies, an African-American boy blames himself and, stricken with guilt, hides out among underground street people in New York.
Plot: african american, accidental death, street fight, bully, hit by a truck, runaway, hiding, guilt, friend, friendship, waitress, vietnam veteran
Place: grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%