Movies like Scattered Dreams

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Scattered Dreams (1993)
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Scattered Dreams (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: It is about a loving couple which trying to make a living in 1951 Florida. When they are arrested, for a crime they didn't commit. The pair are given long jail terms and ripped from their children, so they begin a stunning fight for justice that has them facing the ruthless sheriff responsible for their incarceration.
Plot: family relations, legal action, suicide attempt, police brutality, mother daughter relationship, foster home, innocence, wrongful imprisonment, small town, husband wife relationship, guilt, racial tension, corrupt sheriff, controversy, wrongful conviction
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1951

Most similar movies to Scattered Dreams

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about family relations, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, parents and children, society, family problems and small town mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Scattered Dreams: The Way Home (2010), As Summers Die (1986), A Raisin in the Sun (2008), The Autumn Heart (1999), My Louisiana Sky (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A. (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Television drama in which miners spend their Christmas Eve in a collapsed mine.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: danger, christmas, escapades, adventure, life is a bitch, catastrophe, labor union, chases and races, heroes, workplace situations, race against time, daring rescue ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1951, 20th century
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95%
 6.1
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The Way Home (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An inspirational true story about how a rural community rallied around a distraught family to search for their missing two year-old boy and through doing so changed the lives of many of those involved.
Style: touching, sincere, uplifting, emotional, serious ...
Plot: missing child, family problems, family relations, social relations, couples, hopes, family in crisis, couple relations, missing person, search, police chase, countryside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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90%
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As Summers Die (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Set in a sleepy Southern Louisiana town in 1959, a lawyer, searches for justice as he volunteers to help a black woman whose property is being threatened by the Holts, the first family of the town, after she refuses to sell her valuable land.
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: interracial relations, family problems, injustice, social relations, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, society, legal, racism, small town, rich and poor, idealism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
A Raisin in the Sun (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Dreams can make a life worth living, but they can also be dashed by bad decisions. This is the crossroads whare the Younger family find themselves when their father passes away and leaves them with $10,000 in life insurance money. Should they buy a ...
Style: emotional, sincere, sentimental, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: racism, family relations, discrimination, injustice, follow your dream, single parent, couple relations, parents and children, social differences, rich and poor, interracial relations, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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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: touching, sincere, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, estrangement, parents and children, family in crisis, love and romance, youth, society, unfulfillment, dysfunctional family, family life, rich and poor, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa, europe, england, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Leona Helmsley: The Queen of Mean (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Spanning years of both Harry and Leona Helmsley's cutthroat control of their eponymonous empire, this made-for-TV movie chronicles both the high and low points of the couple's life together.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, cynical
Plot: unfulfillment, blind ambition, manipulations, dishonesty, crimes, rise and fall, ambition, manipulation, cons and scams, couple relations, couples, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 50s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
My Louisiana Sky (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A girl comes to terms with her mentally challenged parents.
Style: serious, emotional, touching, sentimental, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, family life, parents and children, family problems, society, youth, small town life, disability, child's point of view, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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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, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, parents and children, unfulfillment, family problems, loss of parent, death of parent, cancer, tragedy, small town, family relations, family drama ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Jewel (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the 1940s a 40-year-old woman with five healthy children gives birth to a girl with Down's syndrome.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: disability, family relations, family life, family problems, society, social relations, couples, couple relations, small town, pregnancy, small town life, family in crisis ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 60s, 1960s
Place: mississippi, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
A Hobo's Christmas (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A hobo played by Barnard Hughes decides it's time to go home. Drifting from place to place, Hughes finds himself in his hometown of Salt Lake City at Christmas time. Here he hopes to close old wounds and be reunited with his unforgiving son ...
Style: touching, feel good, emotional, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: homelessness, christmas, family gatherings, parents and children, reunion, hopes, family, estrangement, family relations, family problems, homeless, homeless man ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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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, realistic, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: family relations, immigrants, wedding, murder, coming of age, death of wife, marriage, family, rebelliousness, reunion, couples, society ...
Time: 50s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
The Children Nobody Wanted (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: True story of Tom Butterfield and his crusade to provide family life for homeless children, becoming not only the first bachelor caretaker, but the youngest single adult to become a legal foster parent in the state of Missouri.
Plot: homelessness, orphan, hardship, family, happy ending, letter, 19 year old, dancing couple, foster child, foster home, large family, house ...
Time: 1950s, year 1959, 1960s, 60s, 50s
Place: missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Walter Lee Younger is a young man struggling with his station in life. Sharing a tiny apartment with his wife, son, sister and mother, he seems like an imprisoned man. Until, that is, the family gets an unexpected financial windfall...
Style: touching, thought provoking, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: racism, working class, family relations, medical school, urban setting, neighborhood, housewife, racial tension, racial prejudice, racial segregation, family problems, family life ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, africa, nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Return to Peyton Place (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Residents of the small town of Peyton Place aren't pleased when they realize they're the characters in local writer Allison MacKenzie's controversial first novel. A sequel to the hit 1957 film.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, family relations, single parent, love affair, social decay, teenage life, small town life, parents and children, haunted by the past, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 50s
Place: new york, usa, massachusetts, new hampshire, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Guilty by Suspicion (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This compelling story vividly recreates Hollywood's infamous 'Blacklist Era'. The witch-hunt has begun and director David Merrill can revive his stalled career by testifying against friends who are suspected communists. Merrill's ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: politics, cold war, self discovery, parents and children, hollywood, dishonesty, legal action, gangsters, unfulfillment, society, fighting the system, legal ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1951, 1950s
Place: california, europe, usa, france, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
September 30, 1955 (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rebel. Icon. Legend. James Dean’s untimely death on September 30, 1955, shocked the world and helped define an entire generation. This gripping drama chronicles the reactions of an Arkansas college town to the tragedy and focuses on Jimmy J., a ...
Plot: actor, suburbs, movie star, autumn, fandom, death
Time: 1950s, 50s, year 1955
Place: arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
A Memory in My Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jane Seymour stars in this made-for-TV drama as Rebecca Blake, a bookstore employee who lives contently in San Pedro, California with her construction-worker husband Joe (A Martinez). A chance meeting with a woman named Lynn Wyman (Cathy Lee ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, emotional
Plot: small town, memory loss, strong female presence, family relations, uncover truth, haunted by the past, couple relations, parents and children, disorder, life turned upside down, father son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Who Will Love My Children? (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on a true story of Iowa farm wife Lucile Fray. Ann-Margret plays a dying mother of ten whose last wish is to find loving families for her children.
Plot: adoption, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, little girl, sacrifice, orphan, last will and testament, self sacrifice, terminal illness, farmer, little boy, death ...
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Locked Up: A Mother’s Rage (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: This women in prison drama tells us a story about the mother of three children, who was falsely accused for a crime she did not commit (drug dealing), arrested and locked up behind bars.
Plot: female director, menarche, wrongful imprisonment, innocence, prisoner, prison, mother daughter relationship, puberty, women's prison
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Sophie and the Moonhanger (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A woman pits herself against her husband and his Ku Klux Klan member friends when she learns that they are planning an attack against her black maid and her husband.
Plot: interracial relations, ku klux klan, housekeeper, racism, husband wife relationship, friend, marital abuse, friendship
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, family relations, death of husband, parents and children, single parent, starting over, hopes, society, life is a bitch, dealing with death, small town life, family in crisis ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1900s
Place: tennessee, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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My Little Girl (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A young girl agrees to work in a center for girls who can't stay with their parents. She gets wrapped up in the plights of several of the girls, and tries to help them, but only gets herself into trouble with her parents and supervisor.
Plot: coming of age, female director, lawyer, rehabilitation center, suicide attempt, naivete, suburbs, family relations, laundry, 18 year old, homeless teenager, 17 year old ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Ode to Billy Joe (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Billy Joe confesses his love to the lovely Bobbi Lee only to cover his growing fear that he may, in fact, be homosexual. One night, at a barn dance, he gets a little drunk and rather than going with the hired whores, gives into his desires and ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, sentimental
Plot: small town, coming of age, doll, bridge, romance, tragic hero, unfulfillment, society, life is a bitch, small town life, love affair, destructive relationship ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Deep in My Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this made-for-tv movie, an adopted woman decides to find her birth mother. Her search leads her to a shocking discovery that she has to face and why her upbringing was not an easy one.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: adoption, interracial relations, society, life is a bitch, strong female presence, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family relations, family problems, female director, interracial rape, mixed race ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Courage (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A mother in Queens, New York, is so angered when she discovers that her son is a drug addict that she becomes an undercover agent for the DEA to clean up the drug trade in her neighborhood. Based on a true story.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: undercover, family relations, drug abuse, working undercover, human spirit, parents and children, crimes, society, hopes, crime, life is a bitch, drug dealing ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.3
 527
Cotton Mary (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A British family is trapped between culture, tradition, and the colonial sins of the past.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: infidelity, interracial relations, breast feeding, obsession, hospital, adoption, social differences, culture clash, parents and children, racism, family relations, master and servant ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: india, europe, asia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Too Far to Go (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Love and passion, anger and heartbreak, laughter and happiness, all complex textures woven into the fabric so many have come to know as marriage. For behind the seemingly comfortable well-trimmed hedges of suburban Americana, live and often love, ...
Plot: wedding, extramarital affair, divorce, dancing, engagement, adultery, dysfunctional marriage, marriage, husband wife relationship
Time: 1950s, 1960s, 70s, 60s, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Escaping My Stalker (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: A street kid, Taylor, has been adopted by Sandy (Alexandra Paul) & Larry. They run a shelter for people in need, and rescued Taylor from the street, and a life of crime. Unfortunately, Taylor's past may be catching up with her. She's ...
Style: suspense, enigmatic, suspenseful, mysterious
Plot: uncover truth, foster home, family relations, puzzle, evidence, homeless teenager, foster child, mystery, guilt, haunted by the past, secret, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Love is Never Silent (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young woman struggles with her own need for independence and the obligation she feels for her deaf parents in this depression-era drama. A friend sees her turmoil and tells her she must find happiness on her own. However, the initial joy she finds ...
Plot: guilt, marriage, deaf, sign language, parent child relationship, great depression, mother daughter relationship, deafness, father daughter relationship, family relations
Time: 1940s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Fifteen and Pregnant (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, family problems, family in crisis, teenage life, lifestyle, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, high school, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%