Movies like Mary White

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Mary White (1977)
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Mary White (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In this heart-warming true story of a loving father-daughter relationship, William Allen White (Ed Flanders) reflects on the last year he spent with his daughter Mary (Kathleen Beller
Style: serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: family relations, parents and children, love and romance, journalism, horse, death, accident, female protagonist, father daughter relationship, horse riding
Time: 70s, 1920s, 1910s
Place: kansas

Most similar movies to Mary White

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and touching films with plots about family relations, parents and children, hopes, family problems, youth, society and life is a bitch mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Mary White: Nicholas' Gift (1998), Black Girl (1972), Fifteen and Pregnant (1998), Another Perfect Stranger (2007), Deep in My Heart (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Nicholas' Gift (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fact based drama about an American couple on vacation in Italy in 1994 with their two children who are attacked and shot by highway bandits. Shortly they discover that their son is brain dead. The parents are then faced with the hard decision to ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: family relations, family in crisis, transplant, family problems, terminal illness, dealing with death, parents and children, life is a bitch, death in the family, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, death of child ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Alison Dodge, a 17-year old raised by her mother, decides on her own to spend her last summer before college getting to know her father
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: teenage life, introspection, redemption, coming of age, family problems, estrangement, youth, one more chance, parents and children, estranged father, father daughter relationship, fear of commitment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.0
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Black Girl (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An aspiring dancer and her wicked sister's resent their mother's love for a foster daughter.
Style: gloomy, realistic, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, hopes, injustice, youth, family problems, couples, society, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 ⇓
68%
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Another Perfect Stranger (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ten years have passed. Nikki's daughter Sarah, now 19 and heading West for college, is at her own spiritual crossroads. To make matters worse, her mother has recently revealed that, nearly a decade ago, she was the dinner guest of the Almighty ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: teenage life, youth, friendship, family relations, religions or cults, parents and children, mysterious character, college, christian propaganda, stranger, discussion, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Deep in My Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this made-for-tv movie, an adopted woman decides to find her birth mother. Her search leads her to a shocking discovery that she has to face and why her upbringing was not an easy one.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: interracial relations, adoption, family relations, society, strong female presence, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, parents and children, family problems, female director, housewife, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
When Andrew Came Home (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mother searches for five years to find her kidnapped son in this fact-based drama. Unexpectedly the boy is found, but the reunion is not as she hoped. She now has to deal with five years of abuse that the boy suffered at the hands of his ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: kidnapping, kids in trouble, reunion, single parent, danger, estrangement, family problems, dysfunctional family, captivity, family in crisis, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The End of Summer (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Kohayakawa family is thrown into distress when childlike father Manbei takes up with his old mistress, in one of Ozu’s most deftly modulated blendings of comedy and tragedy.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, family business, adultery, parents and children, dishonesty, couples, human nature, forbidden love, love and romance, brewery, extramarital affair ...
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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 ⇓
60%
 6.7
 241
Bitter Harvest (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A farmer's herd sickens and dies, then his family and neighbors fall ill, so he bucks the state agricultural establishment as he pursues the politically-explosive investigation of how his farm, family, and friends came to be poisoned
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: contamination, farm, family in crisis, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes, child illness, family problems, government agency, dishonesty, family life, incompetent official ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.8
 259
Due East (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The movie spotlights an intelligent high school senior and National Merit Scholar (Bryant) who has never been part of the "in crowd." She teaches a high school equivalency night class, tends to the needs of her widower father, Jesse ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: single parent, small town, coming of age, destructive relationship, teenage life, couples, family relations, youth, lifestyle, love and romance, parents and children, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.8
 163
Taken Away (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A corrupt politician covers up his daughter Vicky's pregnancy by forcing her to give the baby up for adoption. The newborn is adopted by a loving couple unable to have children, but a year later Vicky, now in college, realizes she was forced ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: righting the wronged, custody, courtroom drama, adoption, rivalry, legal, family problems, fighting the system, family relations, single parent, youth, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
A Brand New Life (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, South Korea
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Young Jinhee is taken by her father to an orphanage near Seoul. He leaves her there never to return, and she struggles to come to grips with her fate. Jinhee desperately believes her father will come back for her and take her on a trip. The film is ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: adoption, orphan, family relations, dysfunctional family, hopes, parents and children, nun, little girl, youth, family problems, father daughter relationship, interracial adoption ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: korea, asia, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Little Girl Lost (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This heart-wrenching story inspired by real events depicts the trials of the Brady family, who are trying desperately to adopt a helpless little girl they took in when she was in a foster care program. Clara and Tim Brady are in for the fight of ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, emotional, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: adoption, family relations, society, fighting the system, life is a bitch, stethoscope, foster home, female doctor, child abuse, doctor, telephone, eyeglasses ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Gun Hill Road (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An ex-con returns home to the Bronx after three year in prison to discover his wife estranged and his teenage son exploring a sexual transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to the test.
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, bilingual
Plot: family relations, homecoming, going straight, starting over, crimes, estrangement, dysfunctional family, reunion, family problems, redemption, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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David's Mother (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sally Goodson has been raising her autistic son David alone since her husband left many years ago. Now a social worker discovers that Sally has been dodging 'The System' to keep her son with her, instead of putting him in an institution. ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: family relations, human nature, misfit, disability, fighting the system, rebellion, society, legal action, parents and children, single parent, youth, autism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.5
 127
Courage (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A mother in Queens, New York, is so angered when she discovers that her son is a drug addict that she becomes an undercover agent for the DEA to clean up the drug trade in her neighborhood. Based on a true story.
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, emotional
Plot: undercover, family relations, drug abuse, hopes, crime, parents and children, life is a bitch, human spirit, crimes, family problems, law enforcement, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The River Niger (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An intimate look at life in the ghetto: Johnny Williams is a house painter who moonlights as a poet, struggling to financially and emotionally support his cancer-ridden wife Mattie. But times are tough and the poverty-troubled streets are even ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, sincere
Plot: down on your luck, urban ghetto life, family in crisis, love and romance, parents and children, life is a bitch, family relations, urban ghetto, redemption, lifestyle, society, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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A Father's Choice (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The fast-paced city life of two sisters is turned upside down when they are sent to live in the country with their father after their mother is killed.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, family life, dysfunctional family, family relations, single parent, youth, love and romance, family problems, estrangement, hopes, farm ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Dennie has returned from a year among the hippies to her superficial, image-conscious suburban family. She must face their disapproval of her actions. They refuse to even try to understand. She must also deal with an ex-lover, and a beloved young ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, thought provoking, emotional
Plot: dysfunctional family, on the run, estrangement, family relations, suburban life, society, elderly, suburbs, love affair, teenage life, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Touch of Fate (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: One night in a small town in North Carolina, fate brings together three lives: an entertainment lawyer returning home to his dying mother after years in escape of his past, a woman trying to reclaim her supposed love, and a boy with a penchant for ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: friendship, family relations, hopes, destiny, starting over, redemption, parents and children, romance, love and romance, human nature, small town, chance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The third installment of the Sarah trilogy provides a glorious and touching story of a family drawn together by adversity. On a cold winter day a stranger shows up at the farm. He is slow to reveal his identity. When they find out he is Jacobs ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: farm, family relations, society, family life, nursing, couples, americana, family, hopes, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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In Mom's Head (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lulu's mother is depressed and has been as far back as she can remember, Lulu is determined to discover the truth behind her listlessness.
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: family relations, unfulfilled love, haunted by the past, youth, life is a bitch, parents and children, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, secret, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Nobody Owns Me (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a lone father's relationship with his daughter, of the destructive power of alcohol, of a child's vulnerability, but also of love, betrayal and socialist politics in 1970s Sweden. A unique and moving story freely based on Åsa ...
Style: bleak, touching, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: working class, parents and children, dysfunctional family, single parent, youth, alcohol abuse, family problems, disorder, life turned upside down, family relations, life is a bitch, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Twelve Mile Road (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A divorced farmer takes in his troubled teenage daughter for the summer, a summer which changes the lives of the two of them, and their friends and family.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Plot: troubled teen, family relations, farmer, teenage life, estrangement, youth, friendship, family problems, parents and children, elderly, adolescence vs adulthood, summer vacation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
One Day You'll Understand (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man endeavors to collect memories of his grandparents who died in a concentration camp during the Holocaust.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: haunted by the past, parents and children, love and romance, against humanity, holocaust, family life, death in the family, family relations, society, war crime, old photograph, world war two ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: paris france, germany, france, middle east, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
This Is My Body (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Gifted student Antoine goes against his family’s wishes and accepts the lead role in a controversial director’s film. He learns that the role had previously been offered to a young man who committed suicide after an on-set affair – and events ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy
Plot: love affair, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, artists and showbiz, family business, gay, suicide, dancer, jealousy, college dropout, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 252
Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, family relations, friends, opposites attract, immigrants, family life, love and romance, introspection, human nature, coming of age, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 535
The Long Shot (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Annie Garret is a young woman who moves with her irresponsible husband Ross and their seven-year-old daughter Taylor from Colorado to a ranch in northern California where Ross abandons them after he fails to land a job. With no money and no friends, ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: starting over, follow your dream, ambition, parents and children, hopes, family, family relations, friendship, single parent, rehabilitation, animal life, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.3
 639
Five Thirteen (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In this tension-packed thriller, brothers Mike and Tre set out in search of better lives, trying to leave their demons behind for good. After being released from prison for a crime he didn't commit, Mike's only care in the world is to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: going straight, starting over, family relations, hopes, crimes, parents and children, life is a bitch, brother brother relationship, father daughter relationship, release from prison, false accusation, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%