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: vietnam war, alcoholic, guitarist, vietnam veteran, waitress, inner city, commitment, house painter, parent child relationship, girlfriend, teenage girl, post war, mansion, ex soldier, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, republican
Place: beverly hills, los angeles

Most similar movies to The Homefront

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and captivating films with plots about vietnam veteran, waitress, parent child relationship, vietnam war, mother daughter relationship, father son relationship and parents and children mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Homefront: Captain Milkshake (1970), Cease Fire (1985), All We Had (2016), Resting Place (1986), 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: hippie, marine, vietnam veteran, drugs, anti war, cigar, morality, marijuana, vietnam war, beer, english, army captain ...
Time: 1960s
Place: california
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95%
 6.5
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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 ⇓
90%
 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, curly hair, creep, recession, weed, cigarette, mother daughter relationship, cigarette smoking, dentist, broker, alcoholics anonymous ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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, waitress, swimming pool, parent child relationship, father son relationship, kite, bear trap
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 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: talky, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: racism, vietnam war, military, war, society, soldier, interracial relations, parents and children, military life, vietnam veteran, racial segregation, dead soldier ...
Time: year 1972
Place: asia, vietnam, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: bowling, waitress, violinist, hostage, poncho, racial slur, sit ups, mexican border, vietnam veteran, small town, teenage boy, torture ...
Time: 1960s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, surgery, sexual identity, new identity, transsexual
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 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: sentimental, serious, sincere, realistic, captivating
Plot: hippie, vietnam war, vietnam veteran, politician, rock music, concert, protest, black panthers, civil rights, pot smoking, drug abuse, culture clash ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: vietnam, usa, woodstock, chicago illinois, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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: street, homelessness, inner city, street life, drugs, drug
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.2
 19K
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, thought provoking, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: ferris wheel, waitress, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, psychiatrist, adultery, betrayal, older woman younger man relationship, extramarital affair, women, cigarette smoking, telephone call ...
Time: 1950s
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, wife, return, corruption, native american, stolen car, accidental killing
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, reckless driving, religious conversion, sergeant, bible, christianity, christian, faith, prayer, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, robbery, jail ...
Time: 1960s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 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, vietnam veteran, hit by a truck, bully, runaway, waitress, guilt, hiding, street fight, accidental death, friend, friendship
Place: manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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, young couple, dance studio, absent father, dancer, waitress, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, unemployment, motorcycle, father daughter relationship
Place: oslo norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, touching, realistic, psychological
Plot: eating disorder, teenage girl, bulimia, mother daughter relationship, teenage life, parent child relationship, youth, family relations, obsession, parents and children, mental illness, physical appearance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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: semi serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: betrayal, friendship, romance, dishonesty, college, love and romance, couples, infidelity, love affair, social differences, fall in love, society ...
Time: 30s
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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, semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: hustler, buddies, gays and lesbians, illegal prostitution, unemployment, prostitute, social misfits, obsession, sexual relations, addiction, down on your luck, drug abuse ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, race against time, panic, urban, doctor, black american, epidemic, african american, teenager, hospital, slum, medical ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, alcoholic mother, trailer park, working class, isolated place, blow job, nude girl, poverty, quitting a job ...
Place: san francisco, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: parent child relationship, deaf, deafness, marriage, guilt, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, great depression, sign language
Time: 1940s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, illegitimate son, affair, male female relationship, past, father son relationship, marriage, secret
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: parent child relationship, family crisis, abusive relationship, loss of husband, parent, abuse, mother daughter relationship, verbal abuse, physical abuse
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: church, father son relationship, white house, vietnam war, grandmother grandson relationship, garden, stock footage, nightmare, racism, helicopter, old woman, flashback ...
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, guitarist, band, elvis, rock star, elvis presley, rock and roll
Time: 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: lottery, waitress, abusive father, father son relationship, photographer, camera, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, drinking, mother daughter relationship, cow, milkman ...
Time: 1990s
Place: wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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: driving, screaming, fiancee, cult, male underwear, gunshot, young man, boxer shorts, depression, anger, christmas, flashback ...
Place: usa, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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 ⇓
45%
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%
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.
Style: touching, sincere, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: motel, mother daughter relationship, children, friendship, drug use, parent child relationship, drug addiction, little girl, poverty, social services, mother child separation, eviction ...
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, journalist, sex, love, young adult, sexual identity, frigidity, female friendship, restaurant, wedding, community, parent child relationship ...
Time: 1990s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%