Movies like The Homefront

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The Homefront (1998)
 7.9
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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: vietnam war, alcoholic, guitarist, vietnam veteran, waitress, inner city, commitment, house painter, parent child relationship, girlfriend, teenage girl, post war, mansion, ex soldier, vietnam war veteran, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, republican
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 semi serious films with plots about vietnam veteran, vietnam war, mother daughter relationship, waitress, vietnam war veteran, parent child relationship and father daughter relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Homefront: Captain Milkshake (1970), The Woman Inside (1981), Cease Fire (1985), All We Had (2016), Ashes and Embers (1982). 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, marine, hippie, vietnam war, vietnam war veteran, army captain, anti war, drugs, english, beer, cigar smoking, morality ...
Time: 1960s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: violinist, car breakdown, vietnam war veteran, hippie, marital problem, bowling, waitress, torture, hostage, teenage girl, teenage boy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 1960s
Place: texas
⇓ 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, shower, transsexual, new identity, sexual identity, surgery, vietnam war veteran
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.5
 168
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, support group, vietnam veteran, vietnam war
Place: vietnam, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 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, dishwasher, broker, dentist, smoking, cigarette, marijuana, pot smoking, curly hair, mother daughter relationship, cigarette smoking ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: waitress, swimming pool, architect, parent child relationship, bear trap, kite, father son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Ashes and Embers (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ashes and Embers is an original screenplay by Haile Gerima, about a Vietnam veteran, who, several years after the war, is struggling to come to terms with his role in the war, and his role as a Black person in America. He survives by working odd ...
Plot: father son relationship, flashback, statue, fountain, stock footage, old woman, church, racism, garden, nightmare, helicopter, lapd ...
Place: washington d.c., vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.4
 20
Jud (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A Vietnam vet, Jud Carney. returns to Los Angeles at Christmas time, finds out it's not how he thought it was going to be. When Jud discovers his fiancee has left him, he moves into a boarding house peopled with "types." Flashback ...
Plot: nihilism, male underwear, depression, vietnam war, boarding house, mental breakdown, vietnam war veteran, suicide, argument, christmas, anger, flashback ...
Place: california, vietnam, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: hit by a truck, bully, african american, vietnam veteran, accidental death, street fight, hiding, friend, guilt, friendship, waitress, runaway
Place: manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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: captivating, realistic, sentimental, serious, sincere
Plot: hippie, vietnam war, vietnam veteran, culture clash, coming of age, concert, rock music, politician, protest, black panthers, pot smoking, drug abuse ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: vietnam, chicago illinois, woodstock, south central los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: inner city, homelessness, street, street life, drugs, drug
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.2
 20K
Wonder Wheel (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The story of four characters whose lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s: Ginny, an emotionally volatile former actress now working as a waitress in a clam house; Humpty, Ginny’s rough-hewn ...
Style: disturbing, enigmatic, suspenseful, thought provoking, suspense
Plot: ferris wheel, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, waitress, adultery, extramarital affair, older woman younger man relationship, betrayal, psychiatrist, marital infidelity, women, wife ...
Time: 1950s
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.4
 402
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: sincere, talky, realistic, serious
Plot: racism, vietnam war, parents and children, military life, military, interracial relations, war, investigation, racial injustice, patriot, mysterious death, dead soldier ...
Time: year 1972
Place: asia, vietnam, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: vietnam veteran, awol, return, wife, corruption, stolen car, native american, accidental killing
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, great depression, marriage, guilt, sign language, deafness, deaf, parent child relationship
Time: 1940s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.1
 39
Blessing (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set on a Wisconsin dairy farm, Randi, the daughter, is trying to find a way to escape the farm, but her devotion to her family especially Clovis her younger brother is preventing her from doing that; until, that is, she met the local milk truck ...
Plot: waitress, drunkenness, neighbor, cafe, dysfunctional family, brother sister relationship, lottery, cow, milkman, abusive father, drifter, farm ...
Time: 1990s
Place: wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, religious conversion, reckless driving, bible, sergeant, christianity, christian, soldier, faith, letter, arrest, road trip ...
Time: 1990s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.0
 32
Love Me (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Twenty-year-old Maria is a troubled and lonely girl who falls in love with the grounded and patient Adam. He is the first boyfriend to treat her nicely, but Maria struggles with her past and the relationship with her dad, who left her when she was ...
Plot: road trip, parent child relationship, absent father, dance studio, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dancer, waitress, father daughter relationship, young couple, unemployment, motorcycle
Place: oslo norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Sarah T. - Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Finding herself unable to cope with the divorce of her parents and the stress of daily life, 15-year-old Sarah Travis starts drinking in secret. At first, alcohol provides comfort and release. Then it sends her life spiraling out of control.
Plot: teenager, teenage girl, stepfather, teen drinking, alcoholic, alcoholics anonymous, horse, divorce
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: love at first sight, prostitution, waitress, coming of age, trailer park, alcoholic mother, rape, single mother, love, prostitute, poverty, quitting a job ...
Place: arizona, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Scandal in a Small Town (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Leda Beth Vincent lives in the small town of Shiloh and works as a cocktail waitress there. She is not too well thought of as she is nothing of a blushing virgin. But she is far from a whore and brings up her daughter Julie, a high school student, ...
Plot: single mother, small town, courtroom, teacher, teacher student relationship, anti semitism, school teacher, lawsuit, reputation, history teacher, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 287
Welcome Home (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An Air Force officer (Kris Kristofferson) returns to his father (Brian Keith), son and remarried wife (JoBeth Williams) in Vermont after 17 years in Vietnam.
Style: serious, emotional, bleak, realistic
Plot: society, captivity, anti war, homecoming, life is a bitch, couple relations, doctors and patients, confined, chaos and mayhem, parents and children, power relations, family relations ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam, cambodia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: sexy, offbeat, sexual, realistic, biting ...
Plot: hustler, life is a bitch, down on your luck, artists and showbiz, love and romance, sexual relations, gays and lesbians, transvestism, addiction, golden years, social misfits, friends ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 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: realistic, captivating, semi serious
Plot: betrayal, love and romance, fall in love, romance, infidelity, youth, power relations, friends, society, social differences, friendship, college ...
Time: 30s
Place: usa, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, african american, slum, doctor, epidemic, hospital, teenager, cover up, medical ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, psychological, touching
Plot: eating disorder, teenage girl, bulimia, mother daughter relationship, youth, family relations, starvation, physical appearance, obsession, parents and children, mental illness, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: realistic, sincere, bleak, serious
Plot: vietnam war, life is a bitch, war, hopes, state affairs, immigrants, refugees, re-education, battles, post war, tragic hero, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: vietnam, california, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, sacrifice, kidnapping, sect, salvation, fanatic, brother sister relationship, spirituality, freedom, religion, father daughter relationship, mind control ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.8
 263
My Little Girl (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A young girl agrees to work in a center for girls who can't stay with their parents. She gets wrapped up in the plights of several of the girls, and tries to help them, but only gets herself into trouble with her parents and supervisor.
Plot: 17 year old, skepticism, 16 year old, grandmother granddaughter relationship, summer job, talent show, coming of age, homelessness, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, teenage girl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Circle of Violence - A Family Drama (1986)
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 ...
Plot: family crisis, parent child relationship, loss of husband, abusive relationship, parent, abuse, verbal abuse, physical abuse, mother daughter relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%