Movies like Jayne Mansfield's Car

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Jayne Mansfield's Car
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, captivating, serious and touching films with plots about family relations, society, culture clash, parents and children, runaway, mentor and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Jayne Mansfield's Car: The '60s (1999), Any Day Now (1998), Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), Daddy and Them (2001), Home (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The '60s
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: vietnam war, urban ghetto, idealism, hippie, rebelliousness, parents and children, siblings relations, culture clash, social differences, drug abuse, black panthers, concert ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, chicago illinois, woodstock, south central los angeles, usa
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Any Day Now
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Any Day Now is an American drama series that aired on the Lifetime network from 1998 to 2002. The show stars Annie Potts and Lorraine Toussaint, who are best friends despite the difference in their races. The show's title is taken from the ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: best friends, interracial relations, friends, coming of age, couple relations, friendship, female friendship, parents and children, society, couples, family relations, social issues ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: alabama, usa
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Fried Green Tomatoes
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: sentimental, emotional, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, small town, self discovery, aging, midlife crisis, storytelling, love, oldies, unlikely friendships, introspection, women, lesbian ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: alabama, louisiana, usa, southern usa
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Daddy and Them
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: parents and children, family in crisis, family life, love and romance, couples, family problems, family relations, musician's life, human nature, homecoming, couple relations, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary
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Home
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Marthe (Isabelle Huppert) and Michel (Olivier Gourmet) live with their three children in a remote house next to an abandoned highway using it as an extension to their property. One day without warning, construction workers begin to upgrade the road ...
Style: surreal, stylized, semi serious, dark humor, clever ...
Plot: heavy metal, domestic disturbance, countryside, life turned upside down, family life, highway, family relations, parents and children, body image, eccentric family, fighting the system, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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Sling Blade
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Duration: 135 min.
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Plot: small town, friendship, murder, redemption, childhood, tragedy, mentally challenged, storytelling, character study, mental illness, mentor, violent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arkansas, usa
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Saving Sarah Cain
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
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Five Easy Pieces
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drop-out from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil-rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest.
Style: realistic, road movie, intellectual, serious, sincere ...
Plot: road trip, dysfunctional family, working class, rebellion, on the road, rebelliousness, existentialism, hitchhiker, social misfits, character study, obsession, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, washington state, texas, southern california
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Eve's Bayou
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, enigmatic ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, coming of age, incest, father daughter relationship, adultery, storytelling, memory, redemption, uncover truth, betrayal, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa
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    User:   77%
 
Driving Miss Daisy
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of an old Jewish widow named Daisy Werthan and her relationship with her colored chauffeur Hoke. From an initial mere work relationship grew in 25 years a strong friendship between the two very different characters in a time when those ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: aging, friendship, jewish, prejudice, culture clash, segregation, racism, elderly, civil rights, golden years, unlikely friendships, master and servant ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
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The Ice Storm
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the weekend after thanksgiving 1973 the Hoods are skidding out of control. Benjamin Hood reels from drink to drink, trying not to think about his trouble at the office. His wife, Elena, is reading self help books and losing patience with her ...
Style: bleak, sexual, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, innocence lost, infidelity, adolescence, parenthood, guilt, adultery, sexuality, drinking, existentialism, thanksgiving ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: connecticut, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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My Australia
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
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You Can Count on Me
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: realistic, talky, touching, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, workplace, childhood, adultery, single parent, relationships, drifter, family bonds, family drama, character study, complex characters, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york
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Jack the Bear
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, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, oakland california
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As I Lay Dying
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: dealing with death, death in the family, family problems, family relations, burial, poverty, deep south, last wish, destroying property, falling into a river, nightmare, sleeping ...
Time: 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa
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My Family
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Traces over three generations an immigrant family's trials, tribulations, tragedies, and triumphs. Maria and Jose, the first generation, come to Los Angeles, meet, marry, face deportation all in the 1930's. They establish their family in ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: family, coming of age, parents and children, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, love and romance, culture clash, tragedy, violence, secrets, family drama, misfit ...
Time: 20s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1920s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
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August: Osage County
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
Style: emotional, dark humor, talky, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, drug addiction, cancer, addiction, mother daughter relationship, funeral, drugs, divorce, adultery, marriage, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa, midwest, california
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The Night of the Iguana
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Drama while a tour bus driver shows church ladies around Mexico. Helped establish Puerto Vallarta as tourist destination.
Style: sexual, psychological, serious, talky, realistic ...
Plot: hotel, mental illness, redemption, drinking, church, death, loneliness, clergy, human nature, self discovery, runaway, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: mexico, latin america, tennessee, virginia, usa ...
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The Defenders
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Defenders is an American courtroom drama series that ran on CBS from 1961–1965. It starred E. G. Marshall and Robert Reed as father-and-son defense attorneys who specialized in legally complex cases, with defendants such as neo-Nazis, ...
Style: serious, talky, clever, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, parents and children, legal, partners, family relations, workplace situations, lawyer, society, workplace, defense attorney, parent child relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
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Red Doors
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: golden years, suburbs, immigrants, single parent, monastery, crumbling marriage, human nature, parents and children, lesbian, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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The Help
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's ...
Style: touching, inspirational, uplifting, thought provoking, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, maid, friendship, against the rules, exploitation, prejudice, master and servant, unlikely friendships, racial issues, adaptation, storytelling, justice ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa
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Return of the Secaucus Seven
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Seven former college friends, along with a few new friends, gather for a weekend reunion at a summer house in New Hampshire to reminisce about the good old days, when they got arrested on the way to a protest in Washington, DC.
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, clever, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, college, male nudity, drinking, buddies, unlikely friendships, dialogue, reunion, loneliness, relationships, hopes, sexualized violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: new hampshire, usa, california, medical school, washington d.c.
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The Indian Runner
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An intensely sad film about two brothers who cannot overcome their opposite perceptions of life. One brother sees and feels bad in everyone and everything, subsequently he is violent, antisocial and unable to appreciate or enjoy the good things ...
Style: realistic, emotional, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: small town, violence, death, childhood, blood, suicide, nudity (full frontal - brief), human nature, brothers, violent, siblings relations, guilt ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: ohio, usa, vietnam, asia, nebraska
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Network
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A TV network cynically exploits a deranged ex-TV anchor's ravings and revelations about the media for their own profit.
Style: clever, talky, witty, cynical, dark humor ...
Plot: television, corruption, murder, journalism, insanity, assassination, business, workplace romance, fighting the system, reality tv, greed, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california, new york
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On Golden Pond
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, 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, realistic, emotional, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: aging, father daughter relationship, parenthood, marriage, love, golden years, relationships, human nature, mentor, friendship, family drama, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: maine
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System:   48%
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Surprise, Surprise
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: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, sexual, realistic
Plot: gays and lesbians, hollywood, estate, single parent, supportive spouse, starting over, wish come true, hopes, family relations, babies and infants, social differences, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
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Porcile
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two dramatic stories. In an undetermined past, a young cannibal (who killed his own father) is condemned to be torn to pieces by some wild beasts. In the second story, Julian, the young son of a post-war German industrialist, is on the way to lie ...
Style: semi serious, offbeat, surreal, realistic, biting ...
Plot: human nature, social decay, society, parents and children, life is a bitch, social outcast, pig, murder, cannibalism, misfit, family relations, death sentence ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, middle ages
Place: europe, germany
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System:   45%
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A River Runs Through It
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A River Runs Through is a cinematographically stunning true story of Norman Maclean. The story follows Norman and his brother Paul through the experiences of life and growing up, and how their love of fly fishing keeps them together despite varying ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, reflective ...
Plot: coming of age, childhood, fish, wilderness, self discovery, tragedy, brothers, beautiful scenery, storytelling, parents and children, mentor, lake or river ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1900s, 1910s, 30s ...
Place: montana, usa
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System:   45%
    User:   47%
 

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Raggedy Man
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nita, a divorced mother of two boys, is stuck working as a telephone operator in a small Texas town in World War II. Her friendship with a sailor on leave causes tongues to wag in town.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, enigmatic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: small town, friendship, divorce, single parent, loneliness, relationships, parents and children, mentor, radio, adolescence, small town life, manipulation ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
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Constellation
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: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere
Plot: interracial relations, parents and children, death in the family, family gatherings, haunted by the past, family in crisis, estrangement, family problems, family relations, couple relations, love affair, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
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System:   44%
    User:   42%
 
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