Movies and TV shows like A Year in the Life

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A Year in the Life (1987)
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A Year in the Life (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Following the success of the miniseries, NBC launched a drama series the following the Gardner family.
Plot: family, parent child relationship, sibling relationship, family relations, single mother, father child relationship, free spirit, identity crisis, divorced divorcee, husband wife relationship, mother child relationship, dead wife, brother sister relationship, wife husband relationship
Place: seattle, seattle washington

Most similar movies to A Year in the Life

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and sincere films and TV series with plots about family relations, parents and children, family, mother daughter relationship, family problems, sibling relationship and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like A Year in the Life: Almost Family (2019), Greenleaf (2016), The Days (2004), I'm a Mother, Too (2018), Better Things (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Almost Family (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: An only child finds her life turned upside down when her father reveals that, over the course of his prize-winning career as a pioneering fertility doctor, he used his own sperm to conceive upwards of a hundred children, including two new sisters.
Style: tense, sincere, psychological, disturbing
Audience: chick flick
Plot: sibling relationship, sperm donor, sister sister relationship, artificial insemination, family relations, disorder, escapades, investigation, destiny, society, parents and children, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.4
 5K
Greenleaf (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, where scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful. Born of the church, the Greenleaf family love and care for each other, but beneath the surface ...
Style: emotional, disturbing, talky, captivating
Plot: family, church, intrigue, getting home, family relations, religion, love and romance, incest, adultery, family secret, bishop, father son conflict ...
Place: memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 8.2
 280
The Days (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Days is a 2004 ABC television series. Each episode chronicles 24 hours in the lives of the members of the fictional Day family. The series was produced for ABC by MindShare Worldwide, a GroupM media agency within WPP Group that financed the ...
Plot: family, journal, teenage protagonist, miscarriage, high school, brother brother relationship, brother sister relationship, pregnant wife, teenage boy, laptop, pregnancy, monologue ...
Place: philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
I'm a Mother, Too (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: A family drama about a surrogate mother and her client.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: family, love, family relations, parents and children, kids and family, mother child relationship, surrogate mother, mother daughter relationship, relationships, family problems, mother and daughter, family life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.8
 13K
Better Things (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Sam Fox is a single, working actor with no filter trying to raise her three daughters – Max, Frankie and Duke – in Los Angeles. She is mom, dad, referee and the cops.
Style: light, humorous, sincere, touching
Plot: single mother, parent child relationship, family relations, mother daughter relationship, family values, mischievous children, social issues, dating, actress, family problems, female protagonist, woman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Wives and Daughters (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 301 min.
TV show
Story: Elizabeth Gaskell's enchanting tale of romance, scandal, and intrigue in a gossipy English town comes to Masterpiece Theatre in a lavish four-part production of Wives and Daughters, adapted by celebrated screenwriter Andrew Davies.Davies, who ...
Style: uplifting, serious, clever, psychological, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, aristocrat, prejudice, love and romance, parents and children, parent child relationship, estate, love triangle, fall in love, gossip, marriage, secret marriage ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1820s, 1830s
Place: england, europe, london, britain, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Rich Man, Poor Man (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 566 min.
TV show
Story: An examination of the trials and tribulations of the Jordache family, from the period following World War II to the late 1960s.
Style: saga, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: family relations, society, hopes, blind ambition, ambition, immigrants, boxing, power relations, gangsters, rise to the top, family life, against the odds ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 40s, 60s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.7
 40
Angel Falls (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Angel Falls is a drama series that aired from August 26, 1993 to September 30, 1993. The premise of the series is Rae Dawn Snow and her teenage son moving back to her Montana hometown after the death of her father.
Plot: hometown, ranch, single mother, family relations, inheritance, female protagonist, death of child, western u.s.
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Ebba och Didrik (1990)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 262 min.
TV show
Story: Two siblings, Ebba and Didrik, live in small society by the sea. An ordinary family with usual struggles. They're looking for love in different ways, but it's easier said than done.
Plot: grownups, friendship, first love, family, sibling relationship, husband wife relationship, young love, family relations, brother sister relationship, school class, tv, television
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Father, I'll Take Care of You (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: After their 4 children become independent, an old couple decide to live for themselves. One day, their 4 children come back to them.
Style: captivating, sincere, entertaining
Plot: children, family relations, family reunited, parents and children, couple relations, family, family life, husband wife relationship, male female relationship, elderly man, kids and family, life ...
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.4
 2K
Mind Games (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, touching, realistic, psychological, offbeat
Plot: manipulation, manipulations, family relations, mind game, mind control, workplace, changing lives, outside help, workplace situations, dishonesty, prodigy, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.7
 179
Matar al Padre (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
TV show
Story: Through a portrait of this family, we witness the profound changes that have shaken Spanish society between the 1990s and the present, with the advent of the economic and political crises in the background.
Style: ironic, realistic, suspense, serious, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, couples, irony, father son relationship, parents, family problems, dark humor, education, friendship, husband wife relationship, old friends, mother son relationship ...
Place: barcelona spain, barcelona, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.7
 20K
Mildred Pierce (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 336 min.
TV show
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, serious, clever, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: depression, family relations, divorced divorcee, single parent, lovers, tragic event, struggle, suffering, friendship, ambitious, divorce, heroine ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 8.5
 16K
Kingdom (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A raw family drama set against the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in Venice, California. Alvey Kulina owns Navy St. MMA with the help of his girlfriend Lisa Prince. He is willing to go through extraordinary means to make sure his fighters are ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, athlete's life, family problems, competition, gym, sibling relationship, ambition, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, contests and competitions, rivalry, training ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, venice california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
 119
Laurel Avenue (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Laurel Avenue is an American three-hour television miniseries which aired on HBO on July 10 and 11, 1993. It is the story of an eventful weekend in the lives of an extended African American family living in St. Paul, Minnesota. Paul Aaron and actor ...
Style: sincere, gloomy, emotional, tense, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, family relations, drug abuse, americana, suburban life, single parent, life is a bitch, addiction, dysfunctional family, suburbs, r&b, family in crisis ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 20K
Big Love (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: social, light, melancholic, entertaining, contemplative ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: polygamy, mormon, marriage, eccentric family, family relations, couples, society, working class, couple relations, parents and children, housewife, double life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Bluff City Law (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The lawyers of an elite Memphis law firm specializing in the most controversial landmark civil rights cases and led by legendary lawyer Elijah Strait and his brilliant daughter, Sydney Keller, take on the toughest David-and-Goliath cases while ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: legal, lawyer, hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, father daughter relationship, family relations, family reunited, parents and children, bittersweet, court case, father daughter conflict, sibling relationship ...
Place: memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.2
 4K
Little Women (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 176 min.
TV show
Story: Set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, the story follows sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March on their journey from childhood to adulthood. With the help of their mother, Marmee, and while their father is away at war, the girls navigate ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, sweet, feel good, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sibling relationship, american civil war, coming of age, sister, household, family bonds, women, sister sister relationship, civil war, love and romance, everyday life, love story ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 7.5
 2K
Sisters (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Sisters is an Emmy Award-winning television drama which aired on NBC for six seasons, from 1991 to 1996. The series was created by Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman, who also created the Showtime series Queer as Folk and wrote the acclaimed Emmy and ...
Style: talky, sentimental, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, phone sex, lesbian mother, strong female presence, siblings relations, parents and children, family life, housewife, in-laws, snobbism, family problems, couples ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 6K
Judging Amy (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Judging Amy is an American television drama that was telecast from September 19, 1999, through May 3, 2005, on CBS-TV. This TV series starred Amy Brenneman and Tyne Daly. Its main character is a judge who serves in a family court, and in addition to ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: family relations, judge, legal, parents and children, starting over, courtroom drama, living with parents, couples, love and romance, single mother, female judge, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 545
Promised Land (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Promised Land is an American drama series which aired on CBS from 1996 to 1999. It is a spin-off from another series, Touched by an Angel.
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: human nature, unemployment, on the road, family life, social relations, family relations, follow your dream, hopes, society, good deed, motor home, trailer ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Forever Green (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Forever Green is a television programme originally broadcast on ITV in the United Kingdom from 1989 to 1992. It was made for London Weekend Television by Picture Partnership Productions, now named Carnival Films.
Plot: countryside, city life, environmentalism, second wife, cottage, husband wife relationship, father child relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Games People Play (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Three ambitious women navigate the highly competitive world of professional sports.
Style: psychological, captivating, sincere, disturbing
Plot: basketball, gambling, marriage, money, college, police, murder, game, infidelity, investigation, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Council of Dads (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: When Scott Perry, a loving father of five, has his entire life’s plan thrown into upheaval by an unexpected health scare, he calls on a few of his most trusted friends to step in as backup dads to help guide and support his growing family.
Style: sentimental, compassionate, sincere, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: human spirit, desire, parent child relationship, friendship between men, life & death, buddies, friendship, loneliness, father daughter relationship, self discovery, bittersweet, hopes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.7
 2K
The Village (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Village is a BBC TV series written by Peter Moffat. The drama is set in a Derbyshire village in the 20th century. The first series of what Moffat hopes will become a 42-hour TV drama was broadcast in spring 2013 and covered the years 1914 to ...
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, captivating, epic
Plot: village life, family relations, parents and children, society, social relations, child birth, village, childbirth, family, gay relationship, shell shock
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.3
 16K
Dynasty (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: The reboot follows two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children focusing on Fallon Carrington, the daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington, and her soon-to-be ...
Style: artsy, twists and turns, captivating, cynical
Plot: rich, family relations, intrigue, family business, rivalry, love triangle, twists & turns, homosexual, fashion, father daughter relationship, brother sister relationship, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 878
Zemheri (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Firuze and Ayaz. Two beautiful heart, two family carrying children overhead. Fate brought them together. Her father's unjust conviction in the elevator accident that killed thirteen people triggered Firuze. Carrying the responsibility of being ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspense, emotional
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: power struggle, family relations, intrigue, rise to the top, parent child relationship, couple relations, couples, destiny, romance, change of luck, love and romance
Time: contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Olive Kitteridge (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 239 min.
TV show
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: meditative, realistic, atmospheric, serious, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town life, parents and children, family problems, maturity, family relations, couple relations, elderly, couples, family, loneliness, under the surface ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england, maine, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.9
 3K
Monarca (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: After 20 years, Ana María returns to Mexico and vies for control of her family's tequila empire as it threatens to crumble under corruption and secrets.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, disturbing
Plot: corruption, family business, family relations, crimes, danger, rivalry, police, parents and children, family, dishonesty, industry, tequila
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Little House (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: The Little House is a drama series based on the novel by Philippa Gregory. The drama follows the story of Ruth, who is married to career minded Patrick and is pushed towards the limits of her own sanity when she becomes entangled in the lives of ...
Style: realistic, psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious
Plot: family problems, family relations, parents and children, family in crisis, babies and infants, countryside, dysfunctional character, mentally unstable, dishonesty, parent child relationship, in-laws, british ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%