Movies like A Long Way Home

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A Long Way Home
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional
Plot: redemption, suburbs, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, suburban life, hopes, teenager, psychiatrist, family problems, family relations, domestic disturbance, parents and children, family in crisis, estrangement, repressed memory, sexual abuse, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, incest, father daughter relationship
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Broken Wings
Drama
Israel
87 min.
 7.5
Life as a House
Drama
USA
125 min.
 7.5
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sincere films with plots about family problems, hopes, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, family in crisis and dysfunctional family mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like A Long Way Home: Gracie's Choice (2004), Be Sure to Share (2009), Cook County (2009), Reconciliation (2009), Surrender, Dorothy (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Gracie's Choice
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: For as long as she can remember, 16 year-old Gracie has been raising her four siblings, each of whom has a different, absent father and their mother is on the fast track to self-destruction. When these children's lives are about to be pulled ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Be Sure to Share
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Shiro’s struggle with his father’s cancer and impending death leads to a realization that he must communicate his love and admiration for him before it’s too late. A series of flashbacks reveals their relationship over time, and the trouble ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: dealing with death, redemption, parents and children, family in crisis, terminal illness, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, estrangement, unfulfillment, coping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
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System:   93%
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Cook County
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a stint in prison, Sonny returns to his home in East Texas, determined to repair his relationship with his son. Standing in his way is his brother, who has turned the home into a crumbling meth lab (IMDb.com)
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, coming of age, redemption, small town, parents and children, addiction, drug abuse, family in crisis, homecoming, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
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    User:   100%
 
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Reconciliation
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: RECONCILIATION is a groundbreaking, provocative story about an estranged father and son struggling to overcome the heartbreaking consequences of their past. Grant Taylor (Eric Nenninger) has been troubled by intense childhood memories ever since his ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, uplifting
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   89%
    User:   73%
 
Surrender, Dorothy
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When her daughter Sara unexpectedly passes away, Natalie retreats to the summer home where she and Sara used to visit. Time with her best friends and some of Sara's friends help her deal with her loss.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional
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Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A tale of deliverance. Laura, 27 years old, lives alone in the outskirts of a large town. She learns that her father is in a coma, after a serious car accident. She decides to visit him at the hospital as a last opportunity to settle old scores, ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: parents and children, haunted by the past, hospital, estrangement, family problems, introspection, sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, hopes, life is a bitch, family relations, incest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Putty Hill
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Friends and family of Cory, a young man who has died of an overdose, gather at a Baltimore-area karaoke bar for his wake and compare stories about him. Gradually, as it becomes clear that there are many holes in their recollections about Cory, they ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: dealing with death, introspection, family in crisis, estrangement, youth, family problems, coming of age, death in the family, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, usa
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System:   77%
    User:   65%
 
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Broken Wings
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.
Style: emotional, talky, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, death, depression, children, single parent, family drama, mother daughter relationship, hospital, human nature, family bonds, runaway, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
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System:   76%
    User:   70%
 
 3.5
 490
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: emotional, serious, 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:   76%
    User:   84%
 
 6.4
 674
Emile
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a story weaving the past and present together, Emile seeks redemption from the family he abandoned.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: golden years, dealing with death, human nature, university, introspection, redemption, college, countryside, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, england, europe, british columbia
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System:   70%
    User:   84%
 
Extraordinary Measures
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Working-class father John Crowley is finally on the fast track to corporate success when his two young children, Megan and Patrick, are diagnosed with Pompe disease - a condition that prevents the body from breaking down sugar. With the support of ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: kids, chick flick
Plot: obsessive quest, race against time, family drama, happy ending, human spirit, survival, doctors, internet, catastrophe, child illness, science, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas, boston
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System:   70%
    User:   81%
 
All Is Forgiven
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Victor lives in Vienna with Annette, his beautiful Austrian wife and their daughter Pamela. It’s spring. Fleeing his work, Victor spends his days outside: he plays with Pamela, pays a visit to Annette’s parents, loiters in the park with the drug ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: parents and children, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, redemption, addiction, teenage life, estrangement, hopes, unfulfillment, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: europe, austria, france, paris france
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System:   69%
    User:   63%
 
 5.5
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Ashley
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A teenage girl, distraught from her vain attempt to connect with her estranged mother, resorts to cutting herself. When she develops an online relationship with an older woman, she learns to accept her sexuality and the endless solitude of sprawling ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching, bleak
Audience: teens
Plot: losing-it hero, introspection, suburbs, teenage life, coming of age, misfit, youth, social misfits, domestic disturbance, teenage love, suburban life, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   69%
    User:   56%
 
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Gun Hill Road
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An ex-con returns home to the Bronx after three year in prison to discover his wife estranged and his teenage son exploring a sexual transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to the test.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, bilingual
Plot: going straight, starting over, parents and children, dysfunctional family, homecoming, family in crisis, puerto rican, reunion, estrangement, hopes, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
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Eastern Plays
Genre: Drama
Country: Bulgaria, Sweden
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two estranged brothers are brought together when they have opposite roles in a racist beating: while Georgi who's recently joined a neo-nazi group participates in the violence, Hristo witnesses and rescues a Turkish family. Georgi, now being ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, introspection, redemption, forbidden love, addiction, siblings relations, racism, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bulgaria, europe, istanbul turkey
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System:   65%
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Life as a House
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, dysfunctional family, divorce, father son relationship, redemption, hospital, parents and children, depression, death, single father, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
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    User:   56%
 
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Our Life
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Claudio works on a site in the suburbs of Rome. He is madly in love with his wife who is pregnant with their third child. However, a dramatic event comes to upset this simple and happy life. In a rage for life, Claudio energetically fights against ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, death in the family, family in crisis, family problems, life is a bitch, single parent, dealing with death, redemption, friendship, down on your luck, missing person, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
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System:   61%
    User:   57%
 
 7.1
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On the Edge
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On the Edge is about suicidal patients discovering their true selves while going through therapy in a treatment center.
Style: touching, serious, talky, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: mental institution, drugs/alcohol, mentally unstable, starting over, romance, human nature, friendship, haunted by the past, misfit, youth, life is a bitch, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
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System:   61%
    User:   63%
 
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 6K
Take My Eyes
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: One winter night, Pilar runs away from home. With her, she takes only a few belongings and her son, Juan. Antonio soon sets out to look for her. He says Pilar is his sunshine, and what's more, "She gave him her eyes"...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: suburbs, crumbling marriage, domestic violence, museum, starting over, human nature, introspection, redemption, couple relations, infidelity, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   58%
    User:   49%
 
 6.1
 790
Lost Angels
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Rich L.A. party brat Tim (Adam Horovitz) spins into a cycle of despair after his parents divorce, and trying to fill the void with drugs and trouble only buys him a ticket to an asylum. But with the help of a psychiatrist (Donald Sutherland) who has ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, gloomy, captivating
Plot: juvenile delinquency, suburbs, downfall, dysfunctional family, suburban life, urban ghetto, teenage life, urban ghetto life, coming of age, kids in trouble, estrangement, gang ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
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System:   58%
    User:   69%
 
 7.1
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The Dune
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An Israeli man searches for his father in France.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, introspection, redemption, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, aging, investigation, parents and children, midlife crisis, estrangement, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   54%
 
 6.7
 896
Applause
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When the critically acclaimed, tough and coming of age actress Thea Barfoed ends her rehab, she confronts a hard choice. During her heavy drinking period she divorced and lost custody of her two boys. Now she wants them to be a part of her life ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: starting over, parents and children, alcohol abuse, hopes, family problems, family relations, actor's life, rehabilitation, haunted by the past, estrangement, life is a bitch, parents separation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   53%
    User:   57%
 
 6.3
 903
Liverpool
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Netherlands, Germany, Spain
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A sailor takes a short leave to visit his hometown and see if his mother is still alive.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: homecoming, estrangement, life is a bitch, parents and children, alcohol abuse, sailor, hopes, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, snow, alcoholic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
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System:   52%
    User:   46%
 
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Walking on Water
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Friends and family gather around the death bed of Gavin, where they assist in the dying man's suicide. But though Gavin's pain has been laid to rest, the grief felt by everyone there has only begun, and Walking on Water compassionately ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, young lovers, dealing with death, introspection, infidelity, redemption, tragic love, addiction, death in the family, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
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System:   51%
    User:   44%
 
The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay
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: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: introspection, redemption, lake or river, parents and children, youth, family relations, human nature, isolation, teenage life, estrangement, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, san diego california
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System:   51%
    User:   46%
 
 6.9
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Islander
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a tragic accident at sea, Eben Cole loses his family, friends and stature in his island fishing community. He returns to the island an outcast but determined to win back the way of life he fought so hard to protect. Set against the stunning ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: starting over, human nature, hopes, ocean or sea, island, family problems, small town, redemption, family relations, social misfits, couple relations, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   42%
 
Like Dandelion Dust
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A compelling drama that explores the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty, realistic lives of a struggling family, and a privileged family. Their lives intersect, intertwine and collide, all for the love of a little boy. This film ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, parents and children, adoption, custody, small town, family in crisis, family life, hopes, family problems, family relations, legal action, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, ohio
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System:   50%
    User:   49%
 
Christmas at Maxwell's
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A successful American family retreat to their summer home on the banks of Lake Erie to find meaning in life, illness, loss, and change this Christmas. With a successful career in the wine business, and two amazing children, what more can a family ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: elderly lovers, ocean or sea, dealing with death, human spirit, child illness, death in the family, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family in crisis, family life, road not taken, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
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System:   49%
    User:   39%
 

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The Architect
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An architect engages in conflict with an activist who lives in a dangerous complex the architect designed.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere
Plot: family life, college, immigrants, human nature, suburbs, couple relations, urban, infidelity, dysfunctional family, parents and children, social differences, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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System:   47%
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A Christmas Visitor
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A father struggles with the past. A daughter fights for the future. A mother searches for answers. The Boyajians have not celebrated Christmas in 11 years. They lost their faith when they lost their son to the Persian Gulf War. Now a stranger has ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: elderly lovers, gulf war, redemption, desert, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family in crisis, christmas, family life, road not taken, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iran
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System:   46%
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