Movies like The Homefront

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The Homefront (1998)
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The Homefront (1998)
Original name: Archibald the Rainbow Painter
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, family relations, alcoholic, alcohol abuse, waitress, house painter, vietnam veteran, commitment, inner city, parent child relationship, girlfriend, teenage girl, guitarist, post war, mansion, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, ex soldier, vietnam war veteran, republican
Place: los angeles, beverly hills

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about family relations, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, alcoholic and life is a bitch mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Homefront: Shattered Spirits (1986), Somebody Is Waiting (1996), Foxes (1980), The War (1994), Cease Fire (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: alcohol abuse, nanny, divorce, alcoholic, teenager, teenage girl, alcoholics anonymous, older man younger woman relationship, kiss, stepfather, teen drinking, horse
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Shattered Spirits (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Martin Sheen plays an alcoholic father who loses his family.
Style: emotional, gloomy, sincere, bleak, contemplative ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, family relations, family life, life is a bitch, downfall, unfulfillment, love and romance, couples, family problems, drinking, drink, evil man ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Somebody Is Waiting (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An alcoholic father must take control of his wayward children when their mother is killed.
Style: serious, gloomy, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, death in the family, parents and children, heist, haunted by the past, alcohol abuse, siblings relations, family problems, weakness, dysfunctional family, on the run, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.1
 4K
Foxes (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A group of friends come of age in the asphalt desert of the San Fernando Valley, as set to a blazing soundtrack and endless drinking, drugs and sex.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, rough, reflective ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenager, alcohol abuse, hollywood, drug abuse, addiction, youth, graphic violence, self discovery, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 6.8
 12K
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, touching, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, bullying, family relations, vietnam veteran, war, vietnam war, bittersweet, society, family problems, understanding, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, mississippi, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.3
 198
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: vietnam veteran, nightmare, support group, post traumatic stress disorder, house, combat, vietnam war
Place: vietnam, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
On the Nickel (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: feature film written, produced by, and starring Ralph Waite (best known as John Walton, Sr., on the long-running CBS television series, "The Waltons"). The film tells the story of Sam (Donald Moffat), a recovering alcoholic who feels ...
Plot: street life, slum, urban setting, abandoned, drunkard, alcohol abuse, police, homelessness, friendship, alcoholic, bum, judge ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An alcoholic falls in love with and gets married to a young woman, whom he systematically addicts to booze so they can share his "passion" together.
Style: realistic, bleak, emotional, gloomy, suspense ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, secretary, rehabilitation, alcoholic, addiction, drinking alcohol, drinking, party, public relations, romance, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 240 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, realistic, bleak
Plot: courtroom, murder, courtroom drama, siblings relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, crimes, legal, deadly, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, beverly hills, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.8
 17K
Smashed (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Kate and Charlie like to have a good time. Their marriage thrives on a shared fondness for music, laughter… and getting smashed. When Kate’s partying spirals into hard-core asocial behavior, compromising her job as an elementary schoolteacher, ...
Style: sincere, touching, depressing, twists and turns, sentimental ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, support group, addiction, alcoholic, rehabilitation, profanity, introspection, irresponsible, life is a bitch, hopes, drinking alcohol, drinking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.4
 1K
Drunks (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At the beginning of a nightly Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, Jim seems particularly troubled. His sponsor encourages him to talk that night, the first time in seven months, so he does - and leaves the meeting right after. As Jim wanders the night, ...
Style: realistic, talky, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: alcoholic, alcohol abuse, support group, addiction, redemption, drug abuse, family problems, friends, couples, down on your luck, family in crisis, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, psychological, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: eating disorder, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, bulimia, teenage daughter, mental illness, family life, family relations, physical appearance, teenage life, parents and children, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.3
 126
All You Need (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Beth's life was going backwards. Her husband suddenly walks out on her, she has an alcoholic mother, an ambivalent father and so she decides to begin making a change by going back to school in order to take charge of her life.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, semi serious, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, drunkenness, thanksgiving, social decay, lifestyle, family gatherings, parents and children, family life, human nature, society, family problems, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, psychotronic
Plot: hippie, vietnam veteran, marine, marijuana, drugs, english, army captain, cigar, anti war, cigar smoking, vietnam war veteran, rock and roll ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Doing Time on Maple Drive (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dysfunctional family drama. Absent father, alcoholic brother Tim (Jim Carrey) try to cope with life. Fox movie of the week.
Style: gloomy, talky, semi serious, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming out, alcohol abuse, family relations, suburbs, parents and children, student life, suburban life, family gatherings, family life, couples, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
We're All Christs (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Adaś Miauczyński, a Polish intelectual, has severe alcohol problems which affect his relationship with his son Sylwek.
Style: surreal, serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, alcohol abuse, self destructing, family relations, life is a bitch, family problems, redemption, parents and children, addiction, alcoholic father, father son relationship, alcoholic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: great depression, father daughter relationship, marriage, deafness, parent child relationship, guilt, sign language, mother daughter relationship, deaf, family relations
Time: 1930s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.8
 360
Capricciosa (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Swedish drama by Reza Bagher.
Style: suspenseful, touching, serious, sincere
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, teenager, death of mother, foster home, family crisis, father son relationship, funeral, alcohol abuse, cancer, soccer, alcoholic ...
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Eternal Salvation (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jonathan Wright has it all, a prestigious job, incredibly beautiful wife Amy, gorgeous 7-year-old daughter Megan and countless friends. In the prime of his life, Jonathan suffers a life threatening brain aneurysm that leaves him comatose. After ...
Style: christian film, serious, touching, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: salvation, love, friendship, filmmaking, christian, family relations, best friends, friendship between men, parent child relationship, father daughter relationship, friends
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Little Boy Blue (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Living in rural Texas is a dysfunctional family: an abusive dad, a Vietnam vet with a war wound that's left him impotent; a compliant wife and a son of about 20, two small sons who look a lot like their brother. The dad harbors a secret, and he ...
Style: serious, disturbing, psychological, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, incest, stepmother stepson relationship, dysfunctional family, parents and children, murder, family problems, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, investigation, siblings relations, missing person ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, asia, vietnam, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 ...
Style: non-linear
Plot: getting home, vietnam veteran, gas station, statue, lapd, father son relationship, hallucinations, blood, hollywood sign, american dream, surrealism, farm ...
Place: washington d.c., vietnam, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Yelling to the Sky (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: As her family falls apart, seventeen year old Sweetness O'Hara is left to fend for herself in a neighborhood where her survival is uncertain.
Style: emotional, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, depression, counselor, alcoholic, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, going straight, family life, hopes, coming of age, youth, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, urban setting, african american, cover up, hospital, black american, epidemic, teenager, catastrophe ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Curse of the Starving Class (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Curse of the Starving Class is a play by Sam Shepard, considered the first of a series on family tragedies. Drama about a dirt-poor 1950's-era farm family. Dad's a foul talking drunk and Mom is desperately trying to save what's left ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: alcoholic, farm, poverty, couples, estrangement, family problems, family relations, injustice, midlife crisis, family in crisis, society, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A headstrong young woman returns to New Orleans after the death of her estranged mother.
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, friendship, nervous breakdown, haunted by the past, funeral, loss of friend, parents and children, death of parent, loss of parent, family problems, drinking problem, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2002, 70s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, alabama, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
'night, Mother (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It happened in 1983. It was a rare and remarkable theatrical experience. Controversial. Provocative. And shocking. Now, two Academy Award-winning actresses make the Pulitzer Prize-winning play the motion picture event of the year. What would you do ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, psychological, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, family relations, epileptic, suicide, epilepsy, hopes, life is a bitch, love and romance, couples, couple relations, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.6
 28K
On Golden Pond (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: For Norman and Ethel Thayer, this summer on golden pond is filled with conflict and resolution. When their daughter Chelsea arrives, the family is forced to renew the bonds of love and overcome the generational friction that has existed for years. ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, witty, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, elderly, reconciliation, alienation, lake, aging, bittersweet, old age, resentment, retired, couples, profanity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A mother and daughter dispute is resolved by the "Yaya sisterhood" - long time friends of the mother.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, sincere, intense ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, mental illness, estrangement, playwright, family problems, family relations, secret society, human nature, haunted by the past, parents and children, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.1
 33
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 ...
Style: captivating, romantic, entertaining
Plot: parent child relationship, young couple, father daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, road trip, indecision, relationships, romantic relationship, family relations, couple relations, family problems, love story ...
Place: oslo norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.8
 310
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: emotional, bleak, contemplative, serious, realistic
Plot: couple relations, anti war, homecoming, captivity, hospital, military life, society, confined, life is a bitch, military, soldier, doctors and patients ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam, cambodia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%