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The Sound and the Fury (2014)
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The Sound and the Fury (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A look at the trials and tribulations of The Compson siblings, living in the deep south during the early part of the 20th century.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, captivating, gloomy
Plot: family relations, family, parents and children, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, downfall, family life, life is a bitch, family problems, family in crisis, suicide, brother sister relationship, sibling relationship, mental retardation, disintegration, unfulfillment, female nudity, sex scene, male nudity, barefoot woman, deep south
Time: 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 30s
Place: mississippi, southern usa, usa, mississippi river

Most similar movies to The Sound and the Fury

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, life is a bitch and dysfunctional family mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Sound and the Fury: As I Lay Dying (2013), Buddenbrooks (2008), The Glass Menagerie (1987), To the Left of the Father (2001), Mississippi Damned (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, gothic ...
Plot: burial, family relations, last wish, family problems, death in the family, husband wife relationship, dead mother, dying, poverty, countryside, unplanned pregnancy, dark humor ...
Time: 20th century
Place: mississippi, southern usa, usa
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Buddenbrooks (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Mid-19th-century, Baltic Sea port city of Lubeck, Germany. Follows the fourth generation of the Buddenbrook mercantile family as Tony and Thomas reach the age of marriage. Fatefully impeded every step of the way, the Buddenbrooks struggle as ...
Style: realistic, saga, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, family business, fall in love, society, workplace, parents and children, unfulfillment, relationship vs career, rivalry, inheritance, friendship, german history ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: germany, europe, northern germany
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The Glass Menagerie (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his genteel mother worries about the future prospects of his lame, shy sister.
Style: psychological, touching, melancholic, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, brother sister relationship, adaptation, aging, family in crisis, parents and children, family life, unfulfillment, romance, family problems, cripple, domineering mother ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1920s, 70s
Place: usa, tennessee, california
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To the Left of the Father (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Brazilian baroque. The young son that ran from his dominant family, descends into decadence and then returns to the nest. With melodramatic themes of tyrannical fathers, incest, fierce family conflicts and an overheated and intense visual style to ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: incest, family relations, love and romance, family problems, family gatherings, destructive relationship, family life, parents and children, dysfunctional family, clergy, couples, siblings relations ...
Time: 1940s
Place: brazil, latin america
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100%
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Mississippi Damned (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three poor Black kids in rural Mississippi reap the consequences of their family's cycle of abuse, addiction, and violence.
Style: rough, touching, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: introspection, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, human nature, family problems, family relations, society, addiction, family in crisis, child abuse, drug addiction, children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, mississippi
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Hard Sun (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the death of her parents, a young woman assumes primary guardianship of her special needs brother. But as she attempts to balance her new life with her brother and her own blossoming romance, it becomes painfully clear that life will only make ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, youth, life is a bitch, family in crisis, brother sister relationship, mentally challenged, guardian, child care, sibling relationship, siblings relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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68%
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Silent Heart (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The prestigious Danish filmmaker Bille August, winner of an Academy Award and two Palme d'Or in Cannes, returns with a highly personal drama. Three generations of a family gather over a weekend. The sisters Sanne and Heidi have accepted their ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, family problems, family life, life is a bitch, parents and children, couples, couple relations, family gatherings, siblings relations, euthanasia, relationship problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Blondie (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three sisters, all adrift and in crisis, reunite at their childhood home as their domineering mother arranges a big birthday. But as the festivities come to an end, repressed conflicts rise to the surface. Old wounds are opened and a new family is ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: family relations, family life, homecoming, estrangement, under the surface, parents and children, family gatherings, strong female presence, siblings relations, family problems, nudity (full frontal - brief), dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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67%
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Good Time Max (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Two genius brothers grow up and grow apart as one becomes a successful surgeon and the other pursues a drug-fueled high life.
Style: captivating, serious, rough, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: social differences, downfall, family relations, misfit, human nature, family problems, prodigy, drugs, brother brother relationship, addiction, empire, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, new york
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67%
Of Boys and Men (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Robert Townsend stars as the patriarch of a family devastated when his wife is killed in a senseless auto accident. Reeling with grief, each family member must find courage and vision to carry on, ultimately eager to do the mother proud.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: family relations, family life, parents and children, family in crisis, youth, car accident, death of wife, grief, accidental death, love, society, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
A Long Way Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: psychiatrist, family relations, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, redemption, life is a bitch, domestic disturbance, hopes, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Ritual (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A disillusioned filmmaker has an encounter with a young girl who has a ritual of repeating "Tomorrow is my birthday" everyday. He tries to communicate with her through his video camera.
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family in crisis, family life, family problems, parents and children, alienation, mental disorder, siblings relations, college dropout, alcohol abuse, gender, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Bloodbrothers (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young man is torn between following in his brothers' footsteps or striking out on his own.
Style: talky, sincere, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: brother brother relationship, sibling relationship, dysfunctional family, family life, moral dilemma, parents and children, family problems, youth, life is a bitch, friendship, teenage life, working class ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new york
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62%
The Grief of Others (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Ryries have suffered a loss: the death of a baby just fifty-seven hours after his birth. Without words to express their grief, the parents, John and Ricky, try to return to their previous lives. The couple's children, ten-year-old Biscuit ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, couples, family problems, life is a bitch, couple relations, death in the family, parents and children, dealing with death, family crisis, dysfunctional family, mourning, reconciliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Fireflies in the Garden (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The semi-autobiographical story centers on the complexities of love and commitment in a family torn apart when faced by an unexpected tragedy.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, family in crisis, unsupportive parent, dysfunctional family, parents and children, college graduate, cheating wife, rap, little boy, youth ...
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61%
The Autumn Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a school bus driving woman (Tyne Daly) has a heart attack, she makes one request of her three daughters (Ally Sheedy, Marla Sucharetza, Marceline Hugo) - she wants them to find their long lost brother, who was taken away by their father (Jack ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, autumn, estrangement, parent child relationship, family life, rich and poor, human nature, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, parents and children, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, europe, usa, england, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
White Irish Drinkers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A coming of age story set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, in which two teenage brothers living with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother are caught up in a life of petty crime. Older brother Danny concocts a daring ...
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, crimes, life is a bitch, family problems, family life, siblings relations, parents and children, hopes, society, working class, domestic disturbance, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, ireland, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When irascible matriarch Viola Price learns that her next asthma attack will likely kill her, she is determined to fix her fractured family before she leaves this world.
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, family problems, estrangement, dysfunctional family, hopes, aging, love, lifetime, asthma, women, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian, family life, dysfunctional family, family problems, culture clash, parents and children, human nature, youth, single parent, suburbs, family in crisis, lgbtq ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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61%
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Balancing Act (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Having cheated on his wife, Giulio, a municipal employee, moves out, but has to find a solution on how to still support his family, and himself.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, breakup, parents and children, life is a bitch, couples, downfall, unfulfillment, job seeking, down on your luck, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Redland (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As a family struggles to survive in rural isolation during the Great Depression, their daughter's secret affair begins a journey into the unknown.
Style: atmospheric, serious, rough, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: life is a bitch, love affair, family life, family problems, love and romance, survival, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, isolation, parents and children, prohibition era, family in crisis ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Hello Sister, Goodbye Life (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A college student must take care of her 7-year-old half sister after the death of their parents.
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: youth, stepsister stepsister relationship, life turned upside down, family, disorder, family relations, family problems, family in crisis, teenage life, sisters, sister sister relationship, half sister ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Other Woman (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Emilia, a law-school graduate, falls in love with her married boss, Jack. After Emilia marries Jack, her happiness turns unexpectedly to grief following the death of her infant daughter. Devastated, Emilia nonetheless carries on, attempting to forge ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sad ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family life, family problems, couple relations, parents and children, death in the family, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, dealing with death, unfulfillment, woman, strong female lead, stepmother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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59%
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Go Toward the Light (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young couple faces the realities of life with their child who is diagnosed with AIDS.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: youth, family relations, terminal illness, family problems, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, parents and children, family life, siblings relations, family in crisis, faith ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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One True Thing (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, melancholic, cerebral ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, dysfunctional family, tragedy, family, relationships, life, parenthood, honest, parents and children, unfulfillment, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Waterproof (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Single mother Tyree Battle struggles to keep her young son Thaniel away from the gang-plagued city streets that he is mixed up in. Under severe gang pressure, Thaniel accidentally shoots Jewish shopkeeper Eli Zeal in a botched robbery attempt. ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, contemplative
Plot: family relations, gang, homecoming, family problems, aging, youth, single parent, crimes, immigrants, going straight, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Two Against Time (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This film finds a mother and her teen daughter both being diagnosed with cancer. This discovery helps to overcome the longtime antagonistic relationship that the two have developed.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating, humorous
Plot: cancer, family life, dysfunctional family, race against time, survival, terminal illness, parents and children, life is a bitch, rebelliousness, family relations, couple relations, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
I Am from Titov Veles (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Slovenia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Burdened by memories of their late father, three sisters struggle to escape the suffocating environment of the dying town of Veles. A contemporary story of urban decay, „Jas sum od Titov Veles“ employs a stark realism to depict the vivid ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: introspection, social decay, dysfunctional family, family problems, society, daydreamer, family relations, life is a bitch, small town, adult virgin, sexual content, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: macedonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
All the Way Home (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the early 1900's Tennessee, a loving family undergoes the shock of the father's sudden, accidental death. The widow and her young son must endure the heartache of life following the tragedy, but slowly rise up from the ashes to face the ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Plot: car accident, death of husband, family relations, small town, family problems, life turned upside down, small town life, death in the family, family in crisis, human nature, parents and children, starting over ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Lou (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Living in rural New South Wales, working-class single mother Rhia is struggling to evade debt collectors and raise three young daughters. The eldest, and hardened beyond her years, Lou blames Rhia for the departure of her father, who walked out 10 ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, family relations, single mother, parents and children, mental illness, aging, estrangement, unfulfillment, family in crisis, youth, debt collector, forgetfulness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, new south wales
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57%