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Jayne Mansfield's Car (2012)
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Jayne Mansfield's Car (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Alabama; 1969: The death of a clan's estranged wife and mother brings together two very different families. Do the scars of the past hide differences that will tear them apart, or expose truths that could lead to unexpected collisions?
Style: captivating, semi serious, dark humor, realistic
Plot: culture clash, family gatherings, society, family relations, eccentric family, disorder, spouse leaving, family feud, naked woman, three generations, police radio, overturned car, burn scar, english accent, generation gap, englishwoman abroad, lsd, world war two veteran, divorced man, cripple, world war one veteran, briton abroad, burn victim, patriarch, war veteran ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and semi serious films with plots about family relations, society, culture clash, parents and children, father son relationship, runaway and mentor mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Jayne Mansfield's Car: Daddy and Them (2001), White Water (2015), Sling Blade (1996), Rocket Gibraltar (1988), The '60s (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Daddy and Them (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When an uncle is charged with murder, the event reverberates throughout a poor Arkansas family, including a struggling musician and his wife, her mother, her sister, and his father.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, psychological
Plot: homecoming, parents and children, family in crisis, family life, love and romance, couples, family problems, family relations, musician's life, human nature, couple relations, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alabama, arkansas, usa, florida, california ...
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95%
 7.0
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White Water (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: White Water is the story of a 7 year-old black kid in segregated 1963 Opelika, Alabama who becomes obsessed with the desire to taste the water from the "white's only" drinking fountain and sets out on a quest to do the unthinkable: ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, suspenseful
Plot: obsession, discrimination, small town, racism, danger, society, youth, family relations, young heroes, interracial relations, parents and children, missing child ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 8.0
 80K
Sling Blade (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Karl Childers is a mentally disabled man who has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for killing his mother and her lover. Although thoroughly institutionalized, Karl is deemed fit to be released into the outside ...
Style: bleak, realistic, touching, serious, captivating ...
Plot: mentally challenged, small town, friendship, murder, death threat, father figure, autism, gay slur, homosexual, redemption, human nature, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Rocket Gibraltar (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man's family comes for his 77th birthday and while he loves all of his children and their children, he and his children don't exactly connect. However, he connects with his grandchildren. And he tells them what he wants for his birthday ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: parents and children, family gatherings, reunion, family relations, golden years, siblings relations, family life, urination, grandfather, lifeguard, baseball, stolen car ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 7.0
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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: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: hippie, vietnam war, black panthers, drug abuse, concert, rock music, vietnam veteran, politician, pot smoking, civil rights, protest, culture clash ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: vietnam, south central los angeles, usa, woodstock, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 3.5
 490
Constellation (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Constellation chronicles the lives and loves of an African-American family in the deep South as they are forced to come to terms with a tumultuous past marked by an unrequited interracial affair. The film explores the way in which the family ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: haunted by the past, estrangement, interracial relations, parents and children, death in the family, family gatherings, family in crisis, family problems, family relations, couple relations, love affair, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
As I Lay Dying (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on the 1930 classic by Faulkner, it is the story of the death of Addie Bundren and her family's quest to honor her wish to be buried in the nearby town of Jefferson.
Style: serious, bleak, dark humor, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: burial, dealing with death, death in the family, poverty, deep south, family problems, family relations, last wish, cow, craziness, dead mother, praying ...
Time: 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Saving Sarah Cain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When Sarah Cain, a self-involved big-city newspaper columnist, travels to Pennsylvania for the funeral of her Amish sister, she soon discovers that she is the legal guardian of her five Amish nieces and nephews. Rather than choose to move to ...
Style: semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: amish, fish out of water, orphan, redemption, culture clash, death in the family, urban, religions or cults, family life, society, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.1
 68
My Australia (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: City of Lodz in Poland, after the Second World War. Two brothers, Tadek and Andrzej, grow up without a father, and their mother, so busy at work, does not notice when the boys join a rowdy and anti-Semitic organization.Only when during a fight one ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: immigrants, single parent, siblings relations, society, family relations, self discovery, culture clash, misfit, immigration, uncircumcised penis, holocaust survivor
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: israel, middle east, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Echo Park, L.A. (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As Magdalena's 15th birthday approaches, her simple, blissful life is complicated by the discovery that she's pregnant. Kicked out of her house, she finds a new family with her great-granduncle and gay cousin.
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: coming of age, pregnancy, culture clash, infidelity, eviction, reconciliation, gays and lesbians, starting over, parents and children, romance, urban, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.4
 9K
Norma Rae (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Norma Rae is a southern textile worker employed in a factory with intolerable working conditions. This concern about the situation gives her the gumption to be the key associate to a visiting labor union organizer. Together, they undertake the ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: small town, fighting the system, union, labor, working class, single mother, factory, against the odds, labor union, whistleblower, factory worker, feminism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.0
 571
The Lie (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A man's life is altered unexpectedly after telling a lie to get out of work.
Style: touching, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, humorous
Plot: drugs/alcohol, unfulfillment, disorder, baby, buddies, coming of age, introspection, boss and employee, couple relations, parents and children, dull life, thirtysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.1
 3K
Stonewall (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: "Stonewall" is a drama about a young man in New York caught up during the 1969 Stonewall Riots, a pivotal event widely considered the starting point for the modern gay civil rights movement.
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, propaganda film
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay, police corruption, fighting the system, lgbt, gender, society, discrimination, gay culture, police raid, police brutality, gay bar ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: new york, usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.5
 18K
The Namesake (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: American-born Gogol, the son of Indian immigrants, wants to fit in among his fellow New Yorkers, despite his family's unwillingness to let go of their traditional ways.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, serious, captivating ...
Plot: culture clash, arranged marriage, immigrants, parents and children, coming of age, suburbs, indian lead, childhood, family life, marriage, misfit, society ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, 80s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, india, taj mahal, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
You Can Count on Me (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A single mother's life is thrown into turmoil after her struggling, rarely-seen younger brother returns to town.
Style: talky, realistic, touching, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, drifter, single mother, suicide attempt, workplace, single parent, introspection, sibling relationship, parents and children, workplace romance, siblings relations, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.6
 123
Lily in Winter (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lily Covington, a Manhattan housekeeper, embarks on a trip to the rural Alabama town of her youth. To Lily's surprise, her employer's nine-year-old son Michael stows away for the ride. Together, Lily and Michael realize just how alike and ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, feel good, uplifting ...
Plot: switching roles, kidnapping, missing person, society, family relations, nanny, on the run, interracial relations, racism, crimes, missing son, ambulance ...
Time: 90s
Place: alabama, usa, new york, cross country, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Surprise, Surprise (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Beginning as a critically-acclaimed play and based on a true story, Surprise Surprise is a moving and unpredictable portrait of a closeted TV star, his much younger disabled lover, and the troubled teenage son he never knew he had. Infused with dark ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, sexual, realistic
Plot: gays and lesbians, hollywood, single parent, estate, supportive spouse, starting over, wish come true, hopes, family relations, babies and infants, social differences, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.3
 560
The Playroom (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Four children in their attic hideaway make up a fantastic story, while downstairs their parents weave a drunken intrigue of their own.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, thought provoking, tense
Plot: extramarital affair, suburban life, society, child neglect, suburbs, intrigue, attic, parents and children, siblings relations, dishonesty, lifestyle, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.2
 847
The Hawaiians (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A wanderer returns home only to find political turmoil, disease and romantic difficulties.
Style: epic, serious, sincere, realistic, captivating
Plot: pineapple, society, adventurer, immigrants, romance, culture clash, escapades, lifestyle, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, leprosy, plantation ...
Time: 19th century
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.4
 3K
Medium Cool (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: John Cassellis is the toughtest TV-news-reporter around. He becomes an expert in reporting about violence in the ghetto and racial tensions. But he discovers that his network helps the FBI by letting them look at his tapes to find suspects. When he ...
Style: cynical, serious, clever, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, violence, politics, tv news, vietnam war, vandalism, hippie, culture clash, political unrest, racism, urban ghetto, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1968
Place: usa, west virginia, america, washington d.c., chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.0
 594
The '70s (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Four friends, fresh from tragedy at Kent Sate, graduate from college and begin their adult lives during the turbulent 1970s. But Dexter (Guy Torry), Eileen (Vinessa Shaw), Byron (Brad Rowe) and Christie (Amy Smart) find their paths are heading in ...
Style: talky, sincere, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, disco, americana, friends, society, fighting the system, feminism, siblings relations, injustice, gender, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Jack the Bear (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Story of the relationships between two sons and their father, who moves the family to California and becomes a tv horror show host after the death of his wife.
Style: touching, emotional, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: kids
Plot: single parent, widower, photo album, kidnapping, tv show, redemption, dealing with death, clown, dysfunctional family, parents and children, death in the family, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, oakland california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.4
 279
Just a Dream (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Film crew arrives in a small town in Nevada desert. Ends up changing the life of a 12-year-old kid and a friend of his, a movie lover.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: desert, friendship, interracial relations, small town life, coming of age, small town, family life, youth, friends, obsession, filmmaking, society ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 5K
Avalon (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Avalon is the third in Levinson's semi-autobiographical series of four "Baltimore Films": Diner (1982), Tin Men (1987), Avalon (1990), and Liberty Heights (1999). The film is set in Baltimore in the early 1950s and explores the themes ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, atmospheric, semi serious, heartbreaking ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, thanksgiving, oldies, parents and children, rabbi, synagogue, store, hopes, small town, society, family relations ...
Time: 1910s, 1940s, 1900s, 20th century, year 1919 ...
Place: baltimore, usa, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.1
 2K
The Chosen (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chosen follows the story of two teenage boys determined to remain friends despite the deep differences between their two families. Set in New York during the 1940s, this provocative film follows the son of an orthodox rabbi and the son of a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, dramatic, earnest ...
Plot: friendship, chosen one, culture clash, coming of age, interracial relations, teenage life, society, friends, clergy, parents and children, youth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa, israel, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.3
 8K
Eve's Bayou (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The big Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive women patients. One day Louis is flirting with married and sexy Metty Mereaux, not ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, all black cast, tavern, superstition, menstruation, aunt niece relationship, curse, small town, incest, murder, prophecy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 966
Red Doors (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Wongs struggle to cope with life, love, and family dysfunction in the suburbs of New York.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: lesbian, prank, golden years, suburbs, immigrants, single parent, monastery, crumbling marriage, human nature, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
If You Die, I'll Kill You (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In Paris' cosmopolitan and colorful 10th arrondissement, Philippe, who's fresh out of prison, crosses paths with Avdal, a Kurd who is trying to track down an Iraqi war criminal. Avdal, who dreams of staying in France, plans to bring his ...
Style: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, society, disorder, nothing goes right, down on your luck, fish out of water, life is a bitch, misfit, communication problem, bar, bus ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.9
 137
Where It's At (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A "Sixties Generation" comedy about an offbeat father-son relationship. Dad runs a Las Vegas hotel-casino and his son is a college student with a different set of moral and ethical standards. When they meet in Vegas, they immediately clash ...
Style: semi serious, emotional, realistic, offbeat, touching
Plot: casino, gays and lesbians, college, downfall, parents and children, gambling, hotel, ambition, family relations, life is a bitch, chorus girl, female nudity ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Amidst her own personality crisis, southern housewife Evelyn Couch meets Ninny, an outgoing old woman who tells her the story of Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison, two young women who experienced hardships and love in Whistle Stop, Alabama in the ...
Style: emotional, captivating, feel good, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, friendship, small town, couple relations, small town life, lesbian, friends, feminism, introspection, bee, midlife crisis, domestic violence ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: alabama, louisiana, southern usa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%