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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: dark humor, captivating, realistic, semi serious
Plot: culture clash, family relations, society, family gatherings, disorder, family feud, eccentric family, spouse leaving, dog, cheating wife, marijuana, female nudity, hippie, masturbation, ambulance, old man, lsd, adultery, teenage boy, mansion, swimming pool, letter, veteran, funeral, three brothers ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969
Place: alabama, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and melancholic films with plots about family relations, society, father son relationship, culture clash, parents and children, mentor and runaway mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Jayne Mansfield's Car: Daddy and Them (2001), The '60s (1999), Sling Blade (1996), White Water (2015), Echo Park, L.A. (2006). 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, psychological, touching
Plot: homecoming, love and romance, family gatherings, family in crisis, couples, eccentric family, family problems, musician's life, family life, family relations, human nature, destiny ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alabama, arkansas, usa, switzerland, florida ...
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95%
 7.0
 2K
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: sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: hippie, vietnam war, vietnam veteran, coming of age, culture clash, drug abuse, pot smoking, civil rights, protest, politician, concert, rock music ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, woodstock, chicago illinois, usa, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 8.0
 81K
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: touching, bleak, rough, serious, sincere ...
Plot: murder, friendship, death threat, father figure, redemption, mentally challenged, family relations, small town, parents and children, haunted by the past, human nature, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.1
 150
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, touching, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: coming of age, family problems, racism, life is a bitch, interracial relations, young heroes, parents and children, missing child, discrimination, society, family relations, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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, humorous, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, culture clash, reconciliation, infidelity, eviction, starting over, adulthood, human nature, youth, parents and children, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, realistic, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, family gatherings, golden years, family life, reunion, urination, screenwriter, patriarch, funeral pyre, precocious child ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.0
 139
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: offbeat, touching, realistic, semi serious, emotional
Plot: casino, hotel, chorus girl, college, ambition, gambling, parents and children, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, downfall, family relations, bedroom ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 3.5
 495
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: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional
Plot: haunted by the past, estrangement, siblings relations, couple relations, unfulfillment, death in the family, family life, love affair, family problems, couples, hopes, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: bleak, serious, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: burial, family relations, dealing with death, last wish, death in the family, family problems, poverty, praying, sense of smell, hymn, vulture, cow ...
Time: 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.0
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Home (2008)
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: offbeat, surreal, dark humor, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: highway, body image, fighting the system, society, heavy metal, countryside, rebellion, disorder, eccentric family, family life, life turned upside down, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: girls' night, family outing
Plot: amish, fish out of water, orphan, redemption, family life, disorder, family problems, culture clash, betrayal, family relations, religions or cults, columnist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.2
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The Woodsman (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A paedophile returns to his hometown after 12 years in prison and attempts to start a new life.
Style: disturbing, realistic, rough, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, anger, rage, diary, ex convict, suspicion, rejection, factory worker, starting over, parole officer, therapist, threat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Five Easy Pieces (1970)
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, sincere, serious, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: rebelliousness, hitchhiker, dysfunctional family, road trip, self discovery, small town, generation gap, pianist, bowling, on the road, musician, oil field ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, washington state, usa, southern california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: kids
Plot: single parent, tv show, kidnapping, photo album, widower, redemption, dysfunctional family, family relations, parents and children, dealing with death, racism, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, oakland california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.3
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My Family (1995)
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, captivating, realistic, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: coming of age, murder, death of wife, marriage, family, couples, reunion, babies and infants, love and romance, immigrants, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1920s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Indian Runner (1991)
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: tense, realistic, emotional, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: small town, vandalism, pregnancy, arson, vietnam war, parents and children, couple relations, goodhearted, babies and infants, siblings relations, human nature, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: ohio, asia, usa, vietnam, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.6
 976
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: touching, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: prank, lesbian, culture clash, family in crisis, golden years, siblings relations, uninhibited rivalry, crumbling marriage, suburban life, family gatherings, immigrants, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: realistic, dark humor, semi serious, humorous, sexual
Plot: social differences, showbiz, society, starting over, estate, culture clash, single parent, family relations, gender, life turned upside down, hollywood, babies and infants ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: realistic, touching, talky, humorous, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: drifter, small town, suicide attempt, uncle nephew relationship, single mother, brother sister relationship, workplace, childhood, single parent, family relations, parents and children, free spirited ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york state, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.1
 71
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: realistic, touching, captivating, serious
Plot: family relations, self discovery, single parent, culture clash, misfit, society, siblings relations, immigrants, immigration, uncircumcised penis, holocaust survivor
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: middle east, israel, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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: gloomy, touching, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, infidelity, incest, prophecy, small town, murder, curse, superstition, tavern, all black cast, menstruation, aunt niece relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, feel good, captivating, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: small town, self discovery, friendship, couple relations, small town life, midlife crisis, lesbian, domestic violence, generation gap, tomboy, cafe, bee ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: alabama, usa, louisiana, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
 2K
Hawaii (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: Abner Hale, a rigid and humorless New England missionary, marries the beautiful Jerusha Bromley and takes her to the exotic island kingdom of Hawaii, intent on converting the natives. But the clash between the two cultures is too great and instead ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, love and romance, adventure, culture clash, couples, family relations, religions or cults, clergy, redemption, society, fish out of water, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1810s, 1820s
Place: hawaii, usa, yale university, connecticut, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 5.3
 5K
Nobody Walks (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A young woman's arrival sparks a surge of energy into a laid-back, artistic Los Angeles household, forcing the residents to confront their own fears and desires in an intricate dance of lust, denial and deception.
Style: sexy, psychological, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: self discovery, repression, family relations, couple relations, drugs/alcohol, life turned upside down, disorder, couples, eccentric family, reading aloud, brother sister relationship, synthesizer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 8.1
 663K
Gran Torino (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy old man who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbors. ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, thought provoking, intense, touching ...
Plot: gang, interracial relations, friendship, gunfight, elderly, veteran, neighbor, redemption, teenager, priest, racism, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.9
 17K
Hud (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hud Bannon is a ruthless young man who tarnishes everything and everyone he touches. Hud represents the perfect embodiment of alienated youth, out for kicks with no regard for the consequences. There is bitter conflict between the callous Hud and ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, tense, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, generation gap, innocence lost, americana, housekeeper, rancher, ranch, redemption, small town life, family life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: politics, journalism, violence, vandalism, hippie, vietnam war, tv news, culture clash, injustice, fighting the system, political unrest, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1968
Place: usa, west virginia, washington d.c., illinois, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.3
 578
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: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, thought provoking
Plot: extramarital affair, family relations, lifestyle, society, suburbs, dishonesty, power relations, attic, intrigue, siblings relations, suburban life, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Return of the Secaucus Seven (1979)
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, clever, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, college, anti war, reunion, protest, buddies, friends, twentysomething life, love and romance, hopes, couple relations, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: new hampshire, usa, washington d.c., medical school, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Family Thing (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Earl Pilcher Jr., runs an equipment rental outfit in Arkansas, lives with his wife and kids and parents, and rarely takes off his gimme cap. His mother dies, leaving a letter explaining he's not her natural son, but the son of a Black woman who ...
Style: touching, realistic, uplifting, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: biracial, letter, self discovery, parents and children, family problems, death in the family, family life, human nature, society, introspection, family relations, step siblings ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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