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Necessary Parties (1988)
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Necessary Parties (1988)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Fourteen-year-old Chris Mills goes to court to prevent his parents from ending their marriage.
Plot: family relations, marriage, lawsuit, teenager, lawyer, divorce, teenage boy, mechanic, father son relationship, brother sister relationship, 14 year old, grandfather grandson relationship, high school friend, disturbed child, boy hero, middle school, junior high school, mother son relationship

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Most similar movies to Necessary Parties

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, sentimental, feel good and realistic films with plots about family relations, father son relationship, mother son relationship, friendship, brother sister relationship, family and coming of age mostly in Drama, Family and Adventure genres. Some movies like Necessary Parties: Alternate Weeks (2009), Spencer's Mountain (1963), Sister (2014), Rubber Tarzan (1981), We the Animals (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Alternate Weeks (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A 12 year old girl and her 8 year old brother live one week with their mother and the next week with their father. The girl blamers her mother, a super businesswoman for the divorce and turns all her anger on her. She prefers the weeks with her ...
Plot: sms, brother sister relationship, text messaging, family relations, birthday party, school, kiss, father son relationship, male female relationship, piano teacher, coming of age, divorce ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Spencer's Mountain (1963)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Clay Spencer is a hard-working man who loves his wife and large family. He is respected by his neighbors and always ready to give them a helping hand. Although not a churchgoer, he even helps a newly arrived local minister regain his flock after he ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, feel good, emotional ...
Plot: mountain, family relations, family, family life, family problems, couples, family gatherings, americana, family in crisis, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 60s
Place: wyoming, tokyo, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.7
 301
Sister (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When unstable Connie is tragically widowed, she finds it impossible to care for her delinquent adolescent daughter, Niki, forcing her son, Bill, to take his sister in. As the two begin to forge a healthy bond, well-meaning Bill implements his own ...
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: family relations, mother daughter relationship, brother sister relationship, mother daughter conflict, mental illness, family conflict, life, family problems, relationship problems, sister, mother son relationship, birthday ...
Place: new hampshire, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Rubber Tarzan (1981)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ivan is a very lonely 8 year boy who is bullied almost every day in school. Even his father taunts him because Ivan litteraly is a weakling (That should explain the title Rubber Tarzan). As a result of this Ivan spends a lot of his time on ...
Plot: loneliness, father son relationship, children, boy, bully, school, family relations, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
We the Animals (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Manny, Joel and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents. As Manny and Joel grow into versions of their father and Ma dreams of escape, Jonah, the youngest, embraces an imagined world all his own.
Style: captivating, sentimental, touching, psychological
Plot: lgbt child, family relations, father son relationship, teenage boy, theft, domestic violence, husband wife relationship, child protagonist, boy, marriage, birthday, fired from the job ...
Place: brooklyn new york city, spain, philadelphia, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.5
 431
Rascal (1969)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A comedy filled with tenderness as a baby raccoon snuggles his way into the life of a lonely boy. He becomes the boy's only companion during his father's frequent absences. Because of Rascal, both father and son realize their ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, feel good, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: family relations, getting home, adventure, misfit, pets, young heroes, youth, family, child in peril, animal life, disorder, friends ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Walking Thunder (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 1850's, a young boy and his family on their way West become stranded in the Rockies. With the help of a local mountain man, a Sioux medicine man, and a legendary bear knows as "Walking Thunder," the boy learns to become a man, ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: coming of age, family relations, old west, heroes, teenage life, wilderness, forces of nature, parents and children, family life, orphan, escapades, danger ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.4
 244
Taliesin Jones (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Not quite a religious film, not quite a coming-of-age story, not quite a kiddie flick, and not quite a supernatural horror movie, Taliesin Jones's identity crisis nonetheless reveals a sweet examination of one child and his thoughts on God.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: miraculous event, teenage boy, coming of age, self discovery, family problems, redemption, dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children, hopes, child illness, secret society ...
Time: 90s
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Treasure Seekers (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Adaptation of the E. Nesbit novel set in turn of the century England. Widower and father of five, Richard Bastable has only days to save his family home and stave off financial ruin. While he is desperately hoping his latest invention - a ...
Plot: female director, loan, strong female character, widower, manuscript, invention, family relations, deputy sheriff, inventor, doctor, pit, brother sister relationship ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.1
 70
Eleven Days (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: AJIT SINGH 12, blends in happily in to his new home in the middle of Australia. However, his brother RAJVEER 20, finds it unbearable to be constantly labelled a terrorist due to his beard and turban that he keeps faithfully according to his Sikh ...
Style: psychological, unusual plot structure, sincere, captivating, contemplative
Plot: young adult, family relations, teenager, father son relationship, friendship, love, brother sister relationship, death, surrealism, divine intervention, racial issues, mother son relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Where the Red Fern Grows (1974)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Where the Red Fern Grows is the heartwarming and adventurous tale for all ages about a young boy and his quest for his own red-bone hound hunting dogs.
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: dog movie, friendship, countryside, family relations, coming of age, friends, animal life, parents and children, family, adventure, youth, orphan ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 152K
Wonder (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The story of August Pullman – a boy with facial differences – who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.
Style: inspirational, uplifting, sincere, thought provoking, touching
Plot: bullying, middle school, school, happy ending, friendship, father son relationship, family, mask, family relations, deformity, child, fight ...
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city, new york, pennsylvania, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Jack of the Red Hearts (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A teenage con artist tricks a desperate mother into hiring her as a live-in companion for her autistic daughter.
Style: thought provoking, melancholic, touching, compassionate, sentimental
Plot: mother daughter relationship, brother sister relationship, autism, mother son relationship, marriage, understanding, mental illness, unlikely friendships, bittersweet, life philosophy, parents and children, family bonds ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.5
 17
A Piggy Tale (1991)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Story: Dolly, a lovely, adorable little girl from the mountain region. Due to the death of her parents, she was sent to her parents' friend, Mrs. Chu's care. When Dolly and her mini pig playmate, Guava, first came to Taipei, they brought a great ...
Plot: animal, surrogate family, death of mother, death of father, friend, husband wife relationship, orphan, search, girl, animals, family relations, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Boy Who Drank Too Much (1980)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Scott Baio plays a high school hockey player. He is well liked and well respected among his coach and teammates. What they don't know is that he is an alcoholic. His background comes from his father, who is also an alcoholic. Baio must work to ...
Plot: troubled teen, alcohol abuse, family relations, teenager, bartender, widower, temper, confrontation, father son relationship, ice hockey, loner, drunkenness
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Christmas in Canaan (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in the 1960s, Christmas in Canaan is a drama about a black family and a white family that learn to love each other out of their Christian beliefs.
Style: light, atmospheric, captivating, sentimental
Plot: christmas, racial prejudice, family relations, childhood, african american, farm, father son relationship, friendship, love, society, rivalry, poor ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: texas, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Out of the Woods (2005)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Matt, a self-absorbed young attorney, goes to visit his grandfather - an eccentric recluse who lives in the backwoods without gas, electricity, or phone - to convince him not to give away his estate as he plans to do. But in the end, it is Matt who ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: self discovery, fish out of water, family relations, wilderness, teaching the ways of the world, elderly, golden years, in the woods, grandfather grandson relationship, communication problem, forest, single mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Wild Pony (1983)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: To save her ranch after the accidental death of her husband, a woman marries the man responsible for the mishap.
Plot: barn, widow, rancher, dead father, animal, little boy, teenager, father son relationship, rider horse relationship, training, stepfather stepson relationship, arranged marriage ...
Time: 19th century
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Christmas for a Dollar (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: America is in the midst of the Depression, and the Kamp family is struggling to get by, especially after Mrs. Kamp's untimely death. Now little Ruthie, with her mother gone and her father overwhelmed by doctor bills resulting from her ...
Style: touching, feel good, disturbing, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, family relations, christmas, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, love, poverty, poor family, siblings, horse, gift, family values ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
In Your Wildest Dreams (1991)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: High school senior Mark's wildest dreams come true when he makes a simulated stock purchase that accidentally turns him into a millionaire overnight. But when he discovers that the money belongs to his girlfriend's dad, who needs the funds ...
Plot: family, insider trading, stock market, teenager, decision, high school, artificial intelligence, stock broker, family relations, robot, computer, dilemma
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Where the Red Fern Grows (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Set in the Ozark Mountains during the Great Depression, Billy Coleman works hard and saves his earnings for 2 years to achieve his dream of buying two coonhound pups. He develops a new trust in God as he faces overwhelming challenges in adventure ...
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, adventure, follow your dream, family relations, contests and competitions, hunting, coming of age, wilderness, animal life, friends, mountain, fall in love ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
 419
The Lamp (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Suffering from the loss of his only child, Stanley has secluded himself to a dark and lonely place. Sullen and without hope, he continues to hide from and neglect those he loves despite their attempts to reach out to him. In what seems to be the ...
Style: sincere, light, thought provoking, contemplative, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: genie, hopes, self discovery, introspection, wish come true, mysterious character, family problems, miraculous event, couples, family relations, unfulfillment, curses spells and rituals ...
Place: england, london, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 137
Lily in Winter (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lily Covington, a Manhattan housekeeper, embarks on a trip to the rural Alabama town of her youth. To Lily's surprise, her employer's nine-year-old son Michael stows away for the ride. Together, Lily and Michael realize just how alike and ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, bittersweet, society, crimes, switching roles, missing person, kidnapping, racism, nanny, on the run, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: alabama, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.2
 2K
Little Crumb (1999)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The film is based on the popular Dutch childrens book by Chris van Abkoude. In a Dutch port in 1921 lives a 10-year-old orphan boy known to everyone simply as Little Crumb (Ruud Feltkamp). His poverty-stricken mother Lize van Dien (Thekla Reuten) ...
Plot: female director, family relations, adoptive mother, hopes, orphan, hit by a car, orphanage, harbor, street life, dog, friend, boy ...
Time: 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 130
Smoke (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Fourteen-year-old Chris is haunted by the death of his father and resentful of his stepfather Cal. He befriends a lost dog and names it Smoke, but tries to keep it a secret for fear Cal will take the dog away.
Style: touching, emotional, feel good, serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, family, coming of age, adventure, betrayal, youth, teenage life, estrangement, remarry, animal life, farm, father son relationship ...
Time: 60s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 520
Spin (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: "Spin" tells the story of a boy who loses his parents in a plane crash, is taken in by his uncle (Tucci), who then leaves him for ten years in the care of his Hispanic ranch hand (Blades) and his wife (Delany). Once in high school, Eddie ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: society, youth, family relations, haunted by the past, introspection, teenage life, self discovery, orphan, hopes, parents and children, eccentric family, siblings relations ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
1 Chance 2 Dance (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a 17-year old aspiring dancer is uprooted in her high school senior year, she finds herself divided between two boys, and she will have one last shot at making her dream a reality.
Style: captivating, emotional, light, sincere
Plot: dance school, one last chance, 17 year old, dancer, teenager, follow your dream, love triangle, rivalry, friendship, couples, family relations, high school ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 265
Pope Dreams (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the vein of Good Will Hunting and Garden State, POPE DREAMS is a coming of age tale about a young man at a crossroads in life. Filled with heart, music, life, and loss. And a set of drums. Oh, and the Pope. POPE DREAMS is about a directionless ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, psychological, serious
Plot: terminal illness, hopes, follow your dream, family relations, parents and children, coming of age, young lovers, teenage life, human nature, unfulfillment, mother son relationship, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Lady from Yesterday (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A man (Rogers) with a wife (Bedelia) and two daughters and a flourishing career is visited by a woman (Chen) whom he had an affair with when he was in Vietnam. Who reveals to him that they have a son and that she wants him to take him (their son).
Plot: vietnam veteran, affair, marriage, secret, illegitimate son, male female relationship, past, father son relationship, family relations
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A fourth grader and her friends deal with bullying from a more popular girl in their class.
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, youth, family relations, family life, school, family, brother sister relationship, father daughter relationship, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, teacher student relationship, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%