Movies and TV shows like John from Cincinnati

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John from Cincinnati (2007)
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John from Cincinnati (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: In Imperial Beach, California, the Yosts—a dysfunctional family of surfers—intersect with two new arrivals to the community: a dim-but-wealthy surfing enthusiast and man spurned by the Yosts years ago.
Style: atmospheric, feel good, offbeat, serious, realistic
Plot: surfing, dysfunctional family, friendship, family relations, heaven and hell, family life, birds, stranger, creator, family business, retired, lifestyle, newcomer, curses spells and rituals, redemption, single parent, owner, mysterious character, celebrity culture, family in crisis, store, surfer, marriage, teenage boy, 14 year old ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, beverly hills, usa, cincinnati ohio, san diego california

Most similar movies to John from Cincinnati

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films and TV series with plots about family relations, parents and children, lifestyle, family problems, family life, siblings relations and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Family and Romance genres. Some movies like John from Cincinnati: Summerland (2004), Beyond the Break (2006), Venice the Series (2009), The Slap (2015), The Cleaner (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Summerland (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Summerland is an American drama television series created by Stephen Tolkin and Lori Loughlin. It is centered on a clothing designer in her 30s, Ava Gregory, raising her niece and nephews after their parents die in a tragic accident. They live in ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, emotional, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, teenage life, love and romance, siblings relations, loss of parent, beach, family problems, parents and children, family relations, life turned upside down, death of parent, marijuana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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95%
Beyond the Break (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Beyond the Break is an American drama series set in Hawaii, that debuted on The N in June 2006.
Style: exciting, serious, sexy, touching, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, sport, instructor, lifestyle, best friends, youth, contests and competitions, getting along, rise to the top, love and romance, athlete and trainer, newcomer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: hawaii, usa
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83%
Venice the Series (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Venice: The Series is a web series co-produced by and starring American actress Crystal Chappell, and is inspired in part by the "Otalia" storyline on the daytime drama Guiding Light. The series has been broadcast since 2009, and is ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: lesbian, family life, love and romance, siblings relations, gays and lesbians, parents and children, urban, gender, designer, family relations, lifestyle, crystal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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The Slap (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A family drama that explodes from one small incident where a man slaps another couple's misbehaving child. This seemingly minor domestic dispute pulls the family apart, exposes long-held secrets, and ignites a lawsuit that challenges the core ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic
Plot: family problems, dishonesty, couples, friendship, family relations, friends, infidelity, family in crisis, couple relations, domestic violence, suburbs, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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The Cleaner (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After hitting rock-bottom from his own addictions during the birth of his twins, William Banks strikes a tentative deal with God. In exchange for a second chance, he vows to kick his addictions and dedicate his life to helping others. Now, along ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious
Plot: addiction, rescue, family relations, power relations, society, human nature, life is a bitch, hopes, belief, family life, going straight, recovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Brothers & Sisters (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Brothers & Sisters is an American television drama series that centers on the Walker family and their lives in Pasadena, California. The series premiered on ABC on September 24, 2006, and aired its final episode on May 8, 2011. It aired, for its ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family drama, family business, mistress, parents and children, siblings relations, family relations, jealousy, family life, love and romance, couple relations, parenthood, sister sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Local Boys (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On Skeet’s twelfth birthday his older brother Randy buys him his first surfboard. Suddenly his summer turns to the endless search for the perfect wave, wild times and beach parties and eventually, finding his own daring adventures when Randy’s ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental
Plot: surfing, gang, parents and children, coming of age, friendship, rivalry, teenage life, teenage love, best friends, youth, single parent, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Mildred Pierce (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 336 min.
Story: A newly divorced, uniquely independent woman struggles to carve out a new life for herself and her family in Depression-era California.
Style: emotional, gloomy, realistic, epic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: depression, single parent, friendship, restaurant, family relations, lovers, tragic event, suffering, divorce, adaptation, self sacrifice, grief ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Wicked Wicked Games (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Wicked Wicked Games is a telenovela that debuted on December 6, 2006 on the American television network MyNetworkTV. Twentieth Television produced 63 episodes to air weekdays. The limited-run serial was directed by Terry Cunningham, Dennis Dimster, ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: betrayal, family feud, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, manipulations, family relations, family business, obsession, couples, dishonesty, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Resurrection Blvd. (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Santiagos are a proud East Los Angeles Latino family whose hopes and dreams are rooted in the world of professional boxing.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, rough, sentimental
Plot: human spirit, immigrants, hopes, athlete's life, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, youth, urban, lifestyle, society, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Olive Kitteridge (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 239 min.
Story: The story focuses on a middle-school math teacher Olive and her relationship with Henry which spans 25 years over the four parts. It is based on Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, sincere, heartbreaking ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, small town life, mental illness, family problems, maturity, under the surface, social relations, psychology, complex characters, life philosophy, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa, maine, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Lone Star (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Lone Star is an American drama television series which originally ran on Fox from September 20, 2010 to September 27, 2010, airing Monday nights at 9 pm ET/PT. Fox announced Lone Star's cancellation on September 28, 2010 after two low-rated ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: cheating, love triangle, business venture, family business, success, thief, cons and scams, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, parents and children, gain trust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Queen Sugar (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The series follows the life of two sisters, Nova Bordelon and Charley Bordelon, who, with her teenage son Micah moves to the heart of Louisiana to claim an inheritance from her recently departed father - an 800-acre sugarcane farm.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, sentimental
Plot: farm, sugarcane, family drama, family relations, power relations, life turned upside down, parents and children, social relations, single parent, society, interracial relations, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Hawthorne (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Hawthorne is an hour-long medical drama on the TNT television network starring Jada Pinkett Smith and Michael Vartan. It premiered on June 16, 2009. On Thursday, September 16, 2010, it was announced that Hawthorne has been renewed for a third and ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, sincere, serious
Plot: hospital, nurse, doctors and patients, workplace, single parent, family relations, workplace situations, friendship, nurse patient relationship, female protagonist, coworker relationship, african american woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Finding Carter (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A teenager finds out she was abducted as a toddler and returns to her biological family.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: life turned upside down, parents and children, kidnapping, teenage life, uncover truth, family secret, self discovery, starting over, crimes, therapy, missing child, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Bold and the Beautiful (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Continuing drama combining romance and intrigue set against the glittering backdrop of Beverly Hills and the American fashion industry.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental
Plot: fashion, infidelity, betrayal, power relations, family relations, cult, couples, loss of partner, dishonesty, family life, social differences, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Dirty Sexy Money (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The Darling family's obscene wealth and enormous power makes them easy targets for their rivals, enemies, and the tabloids. Patriarch Tripp uses his money and influence to shield his five adult children from the prying eyes of the world. As ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: lawyer, dysfunctional family, family problems, family life, eccentric family, dedicated lawyer, workplace situations, master and servant, mogul, heir heiress, loss of parent, wealthy family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Blue (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Blue is a mother with a secret life. She'll do anything to keep it from her son. But her past has other plans.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, protecting from truth, family problems, dishonesty, double life, prostitute, single parent, financial problem, sexuality, parents and children
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Client List (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Riley Parks delicately balances two starkly different lives -- one as a single mom in a conservative town struggling to provide for her family and the other as a savvy and ambitious businesswoman working with a rowdy, sexy and unpredictable group of ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sexy, serious, sexual ...
Plot: single mother, prostitute, society, lifestyle, family relations, workplace, parent child relationship, double life, massage parlor, parents and children, sexual relations, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
All God's Children Can Dance (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In Korea Town Los Angeles, a young man, Kengo, believes he's the son of God - that's what his mother told him since he was a young boy. He spends his days working his dead-end job and figuring out his complex feelings for his girlfriend ...
Style: stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic, psychological
Plot: single parent, introspection, couples, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, sexual relations, cause and meaning, single mother, asian, mother son relationship
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Cane (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Cane is an American television drama created by Cynthia Cidre, who also served as executive producer alongside Jonathan Prince, Jimmy Iovine and Polly Anthony. The pilot was directed by Christian Duguay. The show chronicled the lives and internal ...
Style: gloomy, rough, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: family business, family feud, cuban american, wise man, success, family secret, business venture, lust, ambition, adoption, seduction, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Gigantic (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A half-hour dramedy that takes a fictional look at the glitzy, chaotic and often hilarious life of being a Hollywood "it" kid. Set in the world of the Hollywood elite packed with A-list parties and privilege, it tells a coming-of-age story ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, sincere, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, parents and children, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, family, disorder, teenage life, lifestyle, starlet, youth, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Dirt (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Dirt is an American television serial broadcast on the FX network. It premiered on January 2, 2007 and starred Courteney Cox as Lucy Spiller, the editor-in-chief of the first-of-its-kind "glossy tabloid" magazine DirtNow, which was ...
Style: sexual, serious, sincere, realistic, biting ...
Plot: paparazzi, journalism, photographer, magazine, tabloid, hollywood, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, ambition, rape, attempted murder, media satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 7.4
 495
Our House (1986)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Our House is an American television drama series that aired on NBC for two seasons from September 11, 1986 to May 8, 1988. The series centers on the Witherspoon family and the challenges they face adjusting to life with three generations living in ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: single parent, single mother, family, parents and children, family relations, youth, family life, in-laws, family drama, teenage girl, sister sister relationship, grandfather ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.6
 206
Fame L.A. (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Fame L.A. is an American drama series that aired in syndication from 1997-1998. It told the story of a drama/dance school in Los Angeles where students honed their talents while overcoming various personal problems. It starred Christian Kane, ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, sentimental, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, artists and showbiz, hopes, music, follow your dream, desire for fame, performer's life, lifestyle, female student, performance, mentor, student
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 708
The Colbys (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Colbys is an American prime time soap opera, which originally aired on ABC from November 20, 1985 to March 26, 1987. Produced by Aaron Spelling, it was a spin-off of Dynasty, which had been the highest rated series for the 1984–1985 U.S. ...
Style: realistic, twists and turns, serious, captivating, exciting
Plot: family business, wealthy family, blind ambition, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, love and romance, couple relations, family relations, rivalry, ambition, intrigue, workplace ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Alex of Venice (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After her stay-at-home husband leaves her, a workaholic lawyer finds that she is not completely up to the tasks of caring for her young son, ailing father and household all by herself.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: family problems, disorder, family life, ambition, single parent, eccentric family, relationship vs career, hopes, parents and children, family in crisis, drugs/alcohol, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Thicker Than Water (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Finland
Duration: 58 min.
Story: The beautiful island of Sunnanö in the Swedish archipelago is home to a popular B&B run by Anna-Lisa and her son Oskar. Anna-Lisa has summoned her daughter Jonna, an actress, and son Lasse, an opportunist, to the island. It is the first time in ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, tense
Plot: island, dysfunctional family, family business, estrangement, crimes, siblings relations, family reunited, cold relationship, workplace, resort, family relations, under the surface ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Mind Games (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Clark and Ross Edwards are brothers and partners in a unique agency committed to solving clients’ problems using the hard science of psychological manipulation. Clark is a former professor and a world-renowned expert in the field of human ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, psychological, offbeat
Plot: manipulations, family relations, mind game, mind control, workplace, workplace situations, changing lives, outside help, prodigy, partners, dishonesty, sibling relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.6
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Big Love (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of Bill Henrickson and his life in suburban Salt Lake City, balancing the needs of his three wives -- Barb, Nicki and Margene-- their seven kids, three new houses and the opening of his newest hardware store. When disturbing news arrives ...
Style: light, melancholic, social, entertaining, talky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: polygamy, marriage, eccentric family, mormon, family relations, couples, society, working class, housewife, religions or cults, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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