Movies like A Kid Like Jake

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A Kid Like Jake (2018)
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A Kid Like Jake (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the eve of the admissions cycle for New York City kindergartens, Alex and Greg Wheeler have high hopes for four-year-old Jake. The director of Jake’s preschool encourages them to accentuate Jake’s gender expansive behavior to help him stand out. As Alex and Greg navigate their roles as parents, a rift grows between them, one that forces them to confront their own concerns about what’s best for Jake, and each other.
Style: captivating, fairy tale
Plot: gender issues, lgbt, family relations, gender identity, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, disney princess, gender, mother son relationship, social issues, cinderella, education, christmas, lesbian, child, pregnancy, god, food, halloween, blonde, train, hospital, computer, restaurant, divorce ...
Place: brooklyn new york city, scotland, switzerland, montana

Most similar movies to A Kid Like Jake

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, disturbing, sincere and touching films with plots about husband wife relationship, family relations, food, father son relationship, telephone call, drinking and cigarette smoking mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like A Kid Like Jake: 3 Generations (2015), Where Is Kyra? (2017), Fathers and Sons (2005), What They Had (2018), I Smile Back (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
3 Generations (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A teenager transitions from female to male, and his family must come to terms with that fact.
Style: emotional, disturbing, sincere, captivating, lgbt cinema ...
Plot: lesbian, single mother, gender roles, mother daughter relationship, teenager, grandmother granddaughter relationship, starting over, strong female character, gender, lgbt, transsexual, lesbian relationship ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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Where Is Kyra? (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pushed to the brink after losing her job, a woman struggles to survive. As the months pass and her troubles deepen, she embarks on a perilous and mysterious journey that threatens to usurp her life.
Style: captivating, melancholic, suspenseful, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: name calling, black american, poverty, husband wife relationship, police detective, pregnancy, drinking, african american, street life, anger, waitress, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brooklyn new york city, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Fathers and Sons (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Intertwined tales of three families who grow up on the same street, focusing on the relationship of fathers and sons. The first section features Anthony and Jenny and traces the father-son bond that develops between Anthony and his newborn son over ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, single parent, dysfunctional family, couples, life is a bitch, midlife crisis, homecoming, eccentric family, family life, parents and children, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, miami, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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What They Had (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman must fly back to her hometown when her Alzheimer's-stricken mother, wanders into a blizzard. The return home forces her to confront her past.
Style: sentimental, melancholic, touching, sincere, captivating
Plot: alzheimer's disease, mother daughter relationship, blizzard, grandmother granddaughter relationship, memory loss, drinking alcohol, prayer, lie, drinking, apology, snow, self discovery ...
Place: illinois, chicago illinois, sacramento california, florida, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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I Smile Back (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Laney is an attractive, intelligent suburban wife and devoted mother of two adorable children. She has the perfect husband who plays basketball with the kids in the driveway, a pristine house, and a shiny SUV for carting the children to their next ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: unfaithful wife, mental illness, suburbs, cheating wife, family problems, going straight, hopes, life is a bitch, redemption, dysfunctional family, addiction, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
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Spa Night (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young Korean-American man works to reconcile his obligations to his struggling immigrant family with his burgeoning sexual desires in the underground world of gay hookups at Korean spas in Los Angeles.
Style: captivating, sincere, psychological, serious, suspenseful
Plot: gay teenager, gay, korean american, spa, immigrants, dysfunctional family, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, closeted homosexual, gay slur, alcoholic father, college ...
Place: los angeles, korea
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James White (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: James White is a troubled twentysomething trying to stay afloat in a frenzied New York City. As he retreats further into a hedonistic lifestyle, his mother's battle with a serious illness faces a series of setbacks that force him to assume more ...
Style: sincere, disturbing, captivating, psychological
Plot: mother son relationship, drinking, drinking alcohol, terminal illness, friendship, promise, chemotherapy, lie, slacker, cancer, self destructing, new life ...
Time: year 1983, year 2000, year 2013
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Stand Clear of the Closing Doors (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When autistic teen Ricky is scolded for skipping class, he escapes into the subway for a days-long odyssey among the subway’s disparate denizens. Meanwhile, his mother wages an escalating search effort above ground. Based on a true story and set ...
Style: sincere, touching, disturbing, melancholic, serious ...
Plot: self discovery, parents and children, teenage life, social misfits, family relations, autism, missing child, train, imagination, hopes, mentally challenged, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1984, year 2012
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Things That Hang from Trees (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: St. Augustine, Florida, 1969. An eight-year-old boy's wish to see the fireworks from atop the city's lighthouse is complicated by his odd neighbors, abusive peers, and hopeless parents. The young boy's seemingly simple goal develops ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating, touching
Plot: child abuse, traumatic childhood, husband wife relationship, mental illness, boy, small town, teasing, drunkenness, abusive husband, bullying, father son relationship, mother son relationship ...
Time: 1960s, year 1969, 60s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Custody (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the midst of a divorce, Miriam Besson decides to ask for exclusive custody to her son, in order to protect him from a father that she is accusing of violence. The judge-in-charge of the file grants a shared custody to the father whom it considers ...
Style: sentimental, touching, disturbing, captivating
Plot: custody battle, child, parent child relationship, child custody, husband wife relationship, boy, police, divorced parents, lawyer, lie, father son relationship, divorce ...
Time: 2010s, year 2013
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Little Men (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Greece, Brazil
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jake is a quiet, sensitive middle schooler with dreams of being an artist. He meets the affably brash Tony at his grandfather's funeral, and the unlikely pair soon hit it off. The budding friendship is put at risk, however, when a rent dispute ...
Style: compassionate, sincere, sentimental, captivating, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: landlord tenant relationship, best friend, 13 year old, teacher, marital problem, grandfather grandson relationship, bullying, acting class, teenage boy, teenage girl, absent father, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Pieces of a Woman (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Hungary, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A grieving woman embarks on an emotional journey after the Ioss of her baby.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, rough ...
Plot: loss of child, midwife, grieving, birth, love, pregnancy, husband wife relationship, adultery, woman, family relations, woman in labor, extramarital affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts
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46%
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Boyhood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.
Style: depressing, realistic, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, stepsister stepsister relationship, childhood, divorced parents, boy, marital problem, divorce, abusive husband, parents and children, teenage life, youth, classmate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, year 2012 ...
Place: usa, texas, houston texas, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Madeline's Madeline (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Madeline has become an integral part of a prestigious physical theater troupe. When the workshop's ambitious director pushes the teenager to weave her rich interior world and troubled history with her mother into their collective art, the lines ...
Style: psychological, unusual plot structure, contemplative, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, mental illness, mentor protege relationship, mother daughter relationship, theatre group, depression, african american, teenage girl, husband wife relationship, theatre director, brother sister relationship, underage drinking ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, theft, teenage boy, husband wife relationship, domestic violence, child protagonist, boy, marriage, fired from the job, birthday ...
Place: brooklyn new york city, philadelphia, spain, new york state
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Cowboys (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Troy and his young transgender son Joe are on the run from his conservative mother in the Montana wilderness, with a detective in hot pursuit.
Style: disturbing, psychological, captivating
Plot: transsexual, lgbt child, lgbt, mental health, father son relationship, separated parents, runaway, wilderness, family relations, family problems, relationships, gender ...
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44%
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Leo (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young mother is plagued by a tragic mistake and alienates her little boy. A brilliant writer is released from prison after serving a 15-year sentence and begins working at Vic's Diner. Their stories converge when the man must overcome ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, captivating
Plot: infidelity, release from prison, prison, going straight, redemption, life is a bitch, family problems, love affair, prison life, confined, husband wife relationship, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 1960s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: touching, serious, psychological, sincere, captivating
Plot: secret, dysfunctional family, family conflict, family reunited, family relations, husband wife relationship, family gatherings, brother sister relationship, father son relationship, love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, family tragedy ...
Place: new york, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Minari (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A Korean-American family moves to Arkansas in search of their own American Dream. With the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother, the stability of their relationships is challenged even more in this new life in the ...
Style: sincere, captivating
Plot: countryside, korean american, grandmother grandson relationship, american dream, farmer, husband wife relationship, grandmother granddaughter relationship, family relations, trailer, church, family, family life ...
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The Wife (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Sweden, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, lyrical, twists and turns
Plot: novelist, writers, nobel prize, infidelity, professor, sexism, extramarital affair, wife husband relationship, husband wife relationship, marriage, revelation, father son relationship ...
Time: 60s, 90s, 1960s, 1990s, year 1960 ...
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Wildlife (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: 14-year-old Joe is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry—a housewife and a golf pro—in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job—and his sense of ...
Style: melancholic, suspenseful, thought provoking, disturbing, captivating
Plot: infidelity, teenage boy, unemployment, parents and children, husband wife relationship, family drama, fired from the job, marital separation, family relations, loss of job, unemployed, father son relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1960
Place: idaho, portland oregon, washington state, montana
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39%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: August is a 2008 drama film directed by Austin Chick and produced by 57th & Irving. The screenplay by Howard A. Rodman focuses on two brothers, ambitious dot-com entrepreneurs attempting to keep their company afloat as the stock market ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, suspense, touching
Plot: wall street, family relations, workplace, rise and fall, ambition, siblings relations, parents and children, down on your luck, life is a bitch, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, 9/11 ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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39%
My Life in Pink (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ludovic is a small boy who cross-dresses and generally acts like a girl, talks of marrying his neighbor's son and can not understand why everyone is so surprised about it. His actions lead to problems for him and his family.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cross dressing, family relations, gender, transsexual, coming of age, gender identity, lgbt child, suburbs, gender bending, gay, hopes, youth ...
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Style: rough, captivating, melancholic, thought provoking
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Story: The lives of four women intersect in small-town America, where each is imperfectly blazing a trail.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, ironic, captivating, feminist film
Plot: loneliness, female lawyer, flirting, ranch, dysfunctional relationship, marriage, lesbian interest, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, teacher, small town, old man ...
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Plot: female bartender, fear, telephone, mopping a floor, religion, funeral home, cigarette smoking, clapping, father daughter relationship, mirror, father son relationship, break up ...
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1985 (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Having been gone for three years, closeted advertising executive Adrian returns to his Texas hometown and struggles to reveal his dire circumstances to his conservative family.
Style: psychological, sincere, sentimental, unusual plot structure, tense ...
Plot: gay, family relations, hiv, gay slur, lgbt, christmas, brother brother relationship, childhood friend, stand up comedian, christmas season, father son relationship, mother son relationship ...
Time: year 1985, 80s
Place: texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Beach Rats (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An aimless teenager on the outer edges of Brooklyn struggles to escape his bleak home life and navigate questions of self-identity, as he balances his time between his delinquent friends, a potential new girlfriend, and older men he meets online.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, captivating, disturbing
Plot: lgbt teen, gay, coming out, marijuana, teenager, promise, friendship, drinking alcohol, dating, drinking, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, apology ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ted Kramer is a career man for whom his work comes before his family. His wife Joanna cannot take this anymore, so she decides to leave him. Ted is now faced with the tasks of housekeeping and taking care of himself and their young son Billy.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, sentimental, emotional ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
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