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, horse riding, father daughter relationship
Time: 70s, 1920s, 1910s
Place: kansas

Most similar movies to Mary White

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, love and romance, couples, hopes and society mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Mary White: Black Girl (1972), The River Niger (1976), The Diary of Preston Plummer (2012), Halima's Path (2012), David's Mother (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, family relations, couples, family problems, love and romance, youth, injustice, society, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s
⇓ 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: realistic, uplifting, emotional, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: hopes, parents and children, family relations, lake or river, one more chance, redemption, coming of age, introspection, human nature, estrangement, youth, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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, emotional, sincere, serious
Plot: down on your luck, love affair, family in crisis, human spirit, love and romance, society, urban ghetto life, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes, couple relations, family relations ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: thought provoking, emotional, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, elderly, on the run, family relations, love and romance, suburban life, suburbs, teenage life, romance, love affair, estrangement, society ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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The Diary of Preston Plummer (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On the day of his college graduation, Preston Plummer cannot think of a single thing he really loves. Adrift, Preston follows a beautiful but troubled young woman to a small island town where he begins to fall for her, but it all threatens to fall ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, touching, emotional ...
Plot: haunted by the past, family problems, small town life, college graduate, parents and children, love affair, fall in love, romance, love and romance, youth, island, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Halima's Path (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In order to recover the body of her son lost during the war in Bosnia, a grieving, but strong-willed Muslim woman, Halima, must track down her estranged niece, who we find carries a mysterious connection to him.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: loss of son, adoption, family relations, bodies, child birth, un, muslim, wartime life, life is a bitch, track down, parents and children
Time: 70s, 90s, 20th century
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.4
 262
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: touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: parents and children, misfit, rebellion, human nature, society, disability, legal action, family relations, fighting the system, youth, single parent, autism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.3
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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: emotional, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, friends, family relations, opposites attract, immigrants, youth, love and romance, friendship, human nature, coming of age, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, family business, family relations, adultery, dishonesty, parents and children, human nature, forbidden love, love and romance, couples, brewery, father daughter relationship ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Virginia (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A sheriff sees his state senate bid slide out onto the ice when his daughter begins to date the son of a charming but psychologically disturbed woman with whom the sheriff has engaged in a two-decade-long affair.
Style: psychological, serious, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: sheriff, parents and children, couple relations, love affair, misfit, family problems, mentally unstable, family relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, parent child relationship, female stockinged legs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Andres Doesn't Want to Take a Nap (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Drama starring Norma Aleandro, Conrado Valenzuela, Fabio Aste
Style: disturbing, touching, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: isolation, family relations, estrangement, grandmother grandson relationship, dictatorship
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Wild Duck (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Wild Duck is a 1983 Australian film adapted from the play by Ibsen
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, love and romance, parents and children, family relations, society, family life, couples, mansion, bird, insanity, tragedy, duck ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: youth, teenage life, parents and children, mysterious character, college, friendship, religions or cults, family relations, friends, airplane, mysterious stranger, stranger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
A Secret Affair (1999)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Vanessa Stewart is a beautiful American woman engaged to be married. Vanessa is an artist and is also a buyer for her father's company. She goes to Venice on a business trip and meets television reporter Bill Fitzgerald from Ireland. They fall ...
Style: feel good, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: romance, battles, couples, journalism, destiny, tragic love, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, unfulfilled love, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, venice, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
...And Your Name Is Jonah (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A couple whose son had been diagnosed as mentally retarded, and was institutionalized, are shocked to discover that the diagnosis was wrong, and that their son is in fact deaf.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: deafness, sign language, parents and children, mute or deaf, family in crisis, human spirit, family, disability, hopes, family relations, family problems, misdiagnosed ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Multiple Sarcasms (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Gabriel is a man who on the surface has it all-successful professional life as an architect, a beautiful wife, Annie, and a devoted young daughter, Elizabeth. But slowly it dawns on him that he is not really happy. Gabriel decides that he wants to ...
Style: touching, realistic, offbeat, gloomy, serious
Plot: self discovery, family relations, artists and showbiz, hopes, writer's life, parents and children, couple relations, unfulfillment, introspection, midlife crisis, family life, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Skylark (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jacob's farm is in trouble from a severe drought. Jacob and Sarah begin to wonder if Sarah can stay, and what will happen to Jacob if she and the children have to leave the farm.
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: farm, drought, misfit, against the odds, family life, couples, hopes, down on your luck, human spirit, forces of nature, friends, family relations ...
Time: 1910s
Place: kansas, usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Shattered Spirits (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Martin Sheen plays an alcoholic father who loses his family.
Style: gloomy, sexual, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: unfulfillment, love and romance, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse, family relations, family problems, downfall, family life, couples, father daughter relationship, drink, drinking ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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King of the Gypsies (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Zharko, leader of the Romanis in NYC, passes his position of leadership on to his unwilling grandson, Dave, leading to infighting between Dave and his father.
Style: emotional, gloomy, realistic, psychological, serious
Plot: gypsy, parents and children, state affairs, physical appearance, society, intrigue, defiant, leadership, downfall, estrangement, head of state, interracial relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: captivating, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: farm, nursing, family life, couples, hopes, couple relations, parents and children, family, siblings relations, family relations, redemption, americana ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Inheritance (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Rome, 1880. Gregorio Ferramonti (Anthony Quinn) has decided to close his bakery, the family business. Then he tells his sons Pippo (Gigi Proietti), Mario (Fabio Testi) and Teta that they will have to fend for themselves. But Irene (Dominique ...
Style: sexual, realistic, stylized, serious
Plot: family relations, couples, dishonesty, infidelity, parents and children, manipulations, love and romance, dying during sex, female nudity, corruption, female full frontal nudity, bare breasts ...
Time: 70s, 1880s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: realistic, touching, emotional, serious
Plot: adoption, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, interracial relations, parents and children, family problems, society, family relations, birth mother, foster parent, housewife, rape ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Ames' seem to have built the perfect life until their six year old daughter is kidnapped; over the course of seven days they begin to uncover secrets about their past that could rip their marriage and lives apart.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, emotional
Plot: disorder, life turned upside down, family relations, under the surface, danger, kidnapping, missing person, uncover truth, parents and children, life is a bitch, confined, crimes
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 156
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: realistic, touching, serious, emotional
Plot: rivalry, legal, adoption, youth, single parent, teenage life, parents and children, courtroom drama, family problems, fighting the system, righting the wronged, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Portrait of a Stripper (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young widow, supporting herself and her son by performing as a nightclub dancer, finds the place turned into a strip joint.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sexual
Plot: single parent, workplace, family problems, family relations, custody, down on your luck, stripper, single mother, money, custody battle, mother son relationship
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Paper Covers Rock (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Samantha is recovering from a suicide attempt and ready for a fresh start in life. She has to fight for the custody of her daughter.
Style: gloomy, touching, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: mental illness, hopes, parents and children, family relations, family problems, family life, starting over, custody, woman in underwear, psychologist, swimming pool, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The End of Innocence (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Seemingly autobiographical story of a woman overwhelmed with trying to please everyone except herself, and not finding any answers until she's admitted to a rehab center by her parents. Eventually here is where she finds her answers.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: self discovery, mental institution, rehabilitation, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, parents and children, drug abuse, family problems, drugs/alcohol, power relations, family relations, mentally unstable ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Dodson's Journey (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A man takes his young daughter on a cross-country fly-fishing trip following the death of his father and his wife's decision to get a divorce.
Style: serious, feel good, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: single parent, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, hopes, family relations, human nature, family problems, couples, breakup, love and romance, parents and children, divorce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Freak City (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a rebellious young woman is disease-stricken. Upon being admitted to a nursing home, she finds hope in the most unlikely of places...
Style: touching, serious, psychological, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: love and romance, misfit, mentally challenged, disability, wheelchair, multiple sclerosis
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 2K
Tiger Eyes (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After Davey's father is killed in a hold-up, she and her mother and younger brother visit relatives in New Mexico. Here Davey is befriended by a young man who helps her find the strength to carry on and conquer her fears.
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: teenage life, family problems, family relations, friends, youth, friendship, death in the family, dealing with death, parents and children, death of father, cancer, native american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%