Movies like The Chadwick Family

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The Chadwick Family (1974)
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The Chadwick Family (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A father finds himself taking care of a family that in addition to his son and three daughters, also consists of two sons-in-law and his youngest daughter's Chinese boyfriend.
Plot: large family, family conflict, island, family relations, fiancee, widow, newspaper, publisher, failed pilot, chinese american
Place: california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and touching films with plots about family relations, mother son relationship, family conflict, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, widow and mother daughter relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Chadwick Family: Whose Daughter Is She? (1995), Silent Witness (1985), Long Road Home (1991), Flowers for Fannie (2013), The Migrants (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Whose Daughter Is She? (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Whose Daughter is She?
Plot: divorce, widow, custody battle, family relations, desertion, custody, mother child relationship, child custody
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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Silent Witness (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The marriage of a young working-class woman is jeopardized when she witnesses her brother-in-law's participation in a gang rape of an intoxicated woman in a neighborhood bar.
Plot: family conflict, rape, fear, husband wife relationship, secret, court, brother in law, rape victim, female nudity, rapist, testimony, courtroom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.1
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Long Road Home (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A drama depicting the trials of a family of share croppers.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: family relations, labor union, farm, against the odds, down on your luck, family life, workplace situations, life is a bitch, survival, society, great depression, farm hand ...
Time: 1930s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Flowers for Fannie (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Fannie Fairchild locked up her heart when her beloved George was killed in the Great War. But now she faces her own mortality and realizes that she has no one to maintain her grave with flowers.
Style: spiritual
Plot: fiancee, wedding, death, faith, faith based, generation, widow, christianity, multiple time frames, female director
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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The Migrants (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A look at the lives of migratory farm workers, focusing on one family.
Plot: poverty, family conflict, hardship, mother daughter relationship, farm hand, countryside, family relations, brother sister relationship, factory worker, migrant worker, working class, farm ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 8.0
 2K
Yearning (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a bombing raid destroys the family store and her husband, Reiko rebuilds and runs the shop out of love stopped short by destruction.
Plot: family relations, widow, unrequited love, egg, love, store, train station, fight, suicide, supermarket, motorcycle, brother in law sister in law relationship ...
Time: 60s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.3
 1K
Family Nest (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Családi tüzfészek (aka Family Nest) is an intimate portrayal of a family slowly disintegrating under various pressures in late 1970s communist Hungary. The plot of the film is deceptively simple, with the occasional momentous event--including one ...
Plot: rape, large family, violence, apartment, hungarian
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Red Roses and Petrol (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dysfunctional Irish family gathers after the death of their patriarch.
Style: sincere, touching, psychological, serious, captivating
Plot: secret, family reunited, family relations, dysfunctional family, family conflict, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, love, family gatherings, brother sister relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, family tragedy ...
Place: ireland, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Redemption of the Ghost (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When convicted embezzler Witt Hampton (Gene Bicknell) escapes from prison, a lonely barn serves as the perfect hideout -- until a pair of tykes stumbles on him. Telling the tots he's a ghost, Witt strikes up a friendship with the pair. Soon, ...
Plot: children, widow, river, farmhouse, convict, aunt, prison escape, family relations, single mother, waitress, diner, old car ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Golden Seal (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A lonely 10-year-old boy living with his parents in a remote coastal part of Alaksa, spontaneously finds a legendary golden seal and her newborn pup. But the greed for her valuable pelt sets off the hunters, including his own father, the local ...
Style: semi serious, touching, sentimental, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: island, bounty hunter, coming of age, fighting the system, family relations, friendship, hunter, legend, rescue, seal the animal, adventure, escapades ...
Time: 80s
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 619
Donkey (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, UK, Serbia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is 1995. The summer when the war operation Storm will take place. Boro, who is going to be forty in a year and a half, with his wife Jasna and son Luka goes to his home village Drinovci, Herzegovina, after seven years. He wants to see his brother ...
Style: suspense, tense, unusual plot structure, contemplative
Plot: family conflict, fatherhood, mediterranean, husband wife relationship, family relations, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, death of mother, mother son relationship, lake, donkey, wheelchair
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Eyes of an Angel (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: John Travolta is a downtrodden single father raising his daughter under difficult circumstances in Chicago. The young girl comes upon and then nurses a wounded Doberman used for fighting, back to health. Duped by underworld types he was working as a ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense
Plot: on the run, mafia, protection, crimes, family relations, family life, father, daughter, gangsters, aerial combat, parents and children, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
A Piano for Mrs. Cimino (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Esther Cimino, a music teacher who has reached retirement age, finds that her mental faculties are slipping somewhat. The film is a trenchant, realistic study of the ravages and displacements, socially, physically, and mentally, that are visited ...
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, emotional, sincere
Plot: courtroom, retirement home, hopes, golden years, elderly, legal action, love and romance, legal, single parent, misfit, rivalry, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
All the Light in the Sky (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: An insomniac actress is facing the waning days of her career, when her niece pays a visit to her Malibu house.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, midlife crisis, artists and showbiz, actor's life, introspection, unfulfillment, aspiring actress, beach house, insomnia, female nudity, global warming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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On Golden Pond (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: For Norman and Ethel Thayer, this summer on golden pond is filled with conflict and resolution. When their daughter Chelsea arrives, the family is forced to renew the bonds of love and overcome the generational friction that has existed for years. ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, elderly, alienation, reconciliation, lake, aging, bittersweet, old age, golden years, family gatherings, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.0
 213
Not My Kid (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A teenaged drug addict is sent to Dr. Royce's controversial drug intervention program where the addicts in the program confront each other in supervised group meetings. Also, in evening meetings, the addicts are confronted by their families. ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, family conflict, illegal drugs, stash, drug rehab, family relations, parents daughter relationship, guilt, father daughter relationship, doctor, helplessness, unwanted pregnancy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Sister Cities (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Based on the internationally-acclaimed play by Colette Freedman, the story of 4 estranged sisters who reunite for their mother’s alleged suicide.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: sibling relationship, estrangement, suicide, family conflict, sister sister relationship, sister sister conflict, family secret, family problems, family reunited, sisters, murder investigation, relationship problems ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Dreams of Glass (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Dreams of Glass is a Drama starring Danny DeVito
Plot: teenage boy, skinny dipping, teen romance, teenage girl, teenager, class differences, forbidden love, interracial romance, fisherman, young love, fishing boat, racial issues ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.6
 962
Local Boys (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On Skeet’s twelfth birthday his older brother Randy buys him his first surfboard. Suddenly his summer turns to the endless search for the perfect wave, wild times and beach parties and eventually, finding his own daring adventures when Randy’s ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, disturbing
Plot: surfing, gang, friendship, family relations, teenage love, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, love triangle, vengeance, siblings relations, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Nunzio (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A mentally-challenged delivery boy indulges in fantasies that he is a superhero in the tough streets of Brooklyn. He lives a life marked with torments from the gang of deadbeats at the corner, overbearing concern from his mother and older brother, ...
Plot: delivery man, mentally challenged person, family relations, brother brother relationship, urban setting, paraplegic, priest, bully, sex, widow, neighborhood, rescue ...
Place: brooklyn new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.3
 4K
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, serious, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: family relations, immigrants, wedding, murder, coming of age, death of wife, marriage, family, couples, rebelliousness, pregnancy, parents and children ...
Time: 50s, 1920s, 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Death of Richie (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A sensitive but confused teenager feels pressure on him from all directions and turns to drugs, which causes problems for him in school and at home.
Plot: drug addiction, family tragedy, family conflict, marijuana, dysfunctional family, domineering father, drug abuse, courtroom, father son relationship, teenager, mother son relationship, pressure
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 200
The Shadow Box (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Over the course of a day in a California hospice, three terminally ill patients are observed with their families reflecting on life and death. Adapted for television from the award-winning play by Michael Cristofer.
Plot: long lost daughter, gay, terminal illness, cancer, ex husband ex wife relationship, homosexual, letter, destiny, mother daughter relationship, love, husband wife relationship, death ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Tribes of Palos Verdes (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When the situation at her idyllic Palos Verdes home turns volatile, young Medina attempts to surf her way to happiness.
Style: depressing, touching, sad, suspense
Plot: twins, family conflict, surfing, mother daughter relationship, brother sister relationship, stereotypes, adolescence, troubled teen, loneliness, teenager, sibling relationship, teenage girl ...
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Lanterns on Blue Waters (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The story of a Japanese man who as a 16-year-old went to Maui to work in the sugar cane fields in order to support his family back in Japan. Now 89 and still living in Hawaii he is visited by his granddaughter who brings him a letter from his ...
Style: bilingual
Plot: fishing, letter, island, emigration, family conflict, loyalty, world war two, flashback, grandson, national identity
Place: hiroshima japan, hawaii, pearl harbor
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Thursday's Child (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sam Alden is the 17-year-old high school star player in baseball who seems to have it all. However, his family notices that he is often bothered with fits of coughing. Worried, his parents decide to take him to the hospital, where they are shocked ...
Plot: heart disease, teenager, illness, heart transplant, father son relationship, doctor, family relations, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
All the Way Home (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A wife and mother in 1915 Tennessee copes with the loss of her husband and the necessity of raising their children alone.
Plot: single mother, widow, loss of husband, uncle nephew relationship, car, loss of father, accident, death of husband, love, death of father, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 1910s
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 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: tense, realistic, psychological, serious, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, couples, self discovery, disorder, sexual content, eccentric family, couple relations, filmmaking, therapy, husband wife relationship, repression, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Diary of Preston Plummer (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On the day of his college graduation, Preston Plummer cannot think of a single thing he really loves. Adrift, Preston follows a beautiful but troubled young woman to a small island town where he begins to fall for her, but it all threatens to fall ...
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, love affair, family relations, college graduate, young lovers, small town, fall in love, island, social relations, family problems, romance, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
An Unexpected Life (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sequel to "An Unexpected Family."
Plot: family relations, adoption, mother daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, judge, sister sister relationship, mother son estrangement, custody, aunt nephew relationship, surprise, affection, baby ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%