Movies like What They Had

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What They Had (2018)
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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, sincere, touching, captivating, melancholic
Plot: alzheimer's disease, mother daughter relationship, blizzard, grandmother granddaughter relationship, memory loss, lie, prayer, drinking alcohol, drinking, apology, snow, self discovery, introspection, female director, christmas, lesbian, airplane, loneliness, money, god, wedding, on the road, food, truck, family relations ...
Place: california, chicago illinois, florida, illinois, sacramento california

Most similar movies to What They Had

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, captivating and serious films with plots about mother daughter relationship, telephone call, family relations, husband wife relationship, drinking, food and drinking alcohol mostly in Drama and Sport genres. Some movies like What They Had: You're Not You (2014), 99 Homes (2014), James White (2015), Redwood Highway (2013), 3 Generations (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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You're Not You (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A drama centered on a classical pianist who has been diagnosed with ALS and the brash college student who becomes her caregiver.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, life is a bitch, teaching the ways of the world, family relations, youth, parents and children, death, husband wife relationship, female bonding, dying, wheelchair bound ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, san francisco
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99 Homes (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After his family is evicted from their home, proud and desperate construction worker Dennis Nash tries to win his home back by striking a deal with the devil and working for Rick Carver, the corrupt real estate broker who evicted him.
Style: thought provoking, serious, sincere, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: real estate agent, single father, moral dilemma, human nature, workplace, life is a bitch, workplace situations, family relations, construction worker, parent child relationship, financial crisis, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010
Place: florida, usa, orlando florida, united states, boston ...
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72%
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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 ⇓
70%
Redwood Highway (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Marie, a reluctant resident of a retirement community in Southern Oregon, decides to walk 80 miles down the Redwood Highway to see the ocean for the first time in 45 years.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, feel good, sentimental
Plot: on the road, family relations, obsessive quest, estrangement, introspection, haunted by the past, escapades, parents and children, redemption, strong female presence, hopes, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pacific ocean, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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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56%
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 ⇓
54%
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Columbus (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana - a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings. Jin strikes up a friendship ...
Style: sincere, captivating, touching
Plot: father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, architecture, korean american, small town, friendship, coma, library, family relations, family life, life is a bitch, couple relations ...
Time: year 1954, year 1950, year 2008, 2010s
Place: indiana, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Touching Home (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The true story about a father struggling to make amends with his twin sons as they pursue their dreams of professional baseball.
Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: redemption, parents and children, introspection, family problems, estrangement, small town, addiction, dream, baseball, twins, sport, going straight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, colorado, phoenix arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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 ⇓
53%
 7.3
 9K
Eve's Bayou (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The big Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive women patients. One day Louis is flirting with married and sexy Metty Mereaux, not ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, touching ...
Plot: curse, dysfunctional family, infidelity, small town, murder, prophecy, family relations, all black cast, aunt niece relationship, superstition, tavern, incest ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Down in the Delta (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rosa Lynn sends her druggie daughter Loretta and her children Thomas and Tracy away from the big city to live with their uncle Earl in the ancestral home in rural Mississippi. Earl puts Loretta to work in his restaurant, Just Chicken, while also ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, family relations, farm, dysfunctional family, bittersweet, youth, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, single parent, family in crisis, addiction, family life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, chicago illinois, usa, mississippi river, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 8.3
 103K
The Father (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages and, as he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.
Style: emotional, sad, touching, compassionate, tear jerker ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, caregiver, father daughter relationship, elderly, memory loss, dementia, elderly man, old man, alone in the world, terminal illness, doubts and hesitations, dreams ...
Time: year 1937
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.8
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Poetry (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Grandmother Mi Ja works part-time as a caretaker, and struggles to raise a teen grandson by herself. Despite her tough situation, she speaks softly, dresses fashionably, and approaches the world with child-like curiosity. Enrolling in a poetry ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage rape, loneliness, poetry, introspection, grandparent and grandchild, juvenile delinquency, society, life is a bitch, old woman, terminal illness, suicide, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: korea, japan, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.5
 131K
Still Alice (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested.
Style: heartbreaking, touching, emotional, psychological, sad ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, mother daughter relationship, family drama, supportive spouse, memory loss, relationships, terminal illness, doctors, illness, columbia university, unfulfillment, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 ...
Style: captivating, fairy tale
Plot: gender issues, lgbt, family relations, gender identity, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, disney princess, gender, social issues, mother son relationship, cinderella, education ...
Place: brooklyn new york city, scotland, montana, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Around the Bend (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A tale of four generations of men, all of whom have had their offspring at a young age: a great-grandfather, a grandfather, a father in his twenties and a son who is about 7 years old. When the oldest member passes away, the trio heads out on the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: redemption, family relations, self discovery, family gatherings, parents and children, reunion, human nature, estrangement, on the road, bus, van, archaeologist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, los angeles, albuquerque new mexico, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.8
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My Mother (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Margherita, a director in the middle of an existential crisis, has to deal with the inevitable and still unacceptable loss of her mother.
Style: sentimental, touching, disturbing, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: singer, doctor, filmmaking, birthday, dancing, nurse, father daughter relationship, old woman, film within a film, brother sister relationship, anxiety, pneumonia ...
Time: 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.5
 9K
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 ⇓
50%
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Certain Women (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
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 ...
Time: year 1966, year 1959, year 1975, year 1918, 2010s
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 ⇓
50%
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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 ...
Time: 80s
Place: arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Nine Lives (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, abortion, family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, couple relations, human nature, love affair, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.2
 38K
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 ...
Place: stockholm sweden, connecticut, manhattan new york city, sweden, eastern europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Mediterranea (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, USA, Germany, Qatar
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ayiva recently left his home in Burkina Faso in search of a way to provide for his sister and his daughter. He takes advantage of his position in an illegal smuggling operation to get himself and his best friend Abas off of the continent. Ayiva ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: illegal immigration, interracial relations, drunkenness, father daughter relationship, friendship, promise, mother daughter relationship, storytelling, family relations, job seeking, smuggling, bloody face ...
Place: italy, africa, algeria, libya, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Miss Juneteenth (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Turquoise, a former beauty queen turned hardworking single mother, prepares her rebellious teenage daughter for the “Miss Juneteenth” pageant, hoping to keep her from repeating the same mistakes in life that she did.
Plot: female bartender, fear, telephone, mopping a floor, religion, funeral home, cigarette smoking, clapping, father daughter relationship, mirror, father son relationship, break up ...
Time: year 1865, year 2004, year 2019
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.0
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Diamond Men (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After 30 years on the road, a veteran jewellery salesman is forced to show his young replacement the tricks of the trade. But when the kid introduces him to the ladies of the "Altoona Riding Club," the old dog is introduced to a whole new ...
Style: feel good, touching, ironic, cynical, talky ...
Plot: self discovery, introspection, aging, workplace situations, heist, partners, crimes, mentor, mentor protege relationship, diamond, prostitute, character study ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Behind the Red Door (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Set in New York and New England (but filmed in Newfoundland), Behind the Red Door stars Kyra Sedgwick as Manhattan-based photographer Natalie Haddad, who enjoys success with her strangely gloomy and foreboding camerawork. When her agent and best ...
Style: sincere, psychological, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, self discovery, estrangement, love and romance, family life, haunted by the past, siblings relations, terminal illness, parents and children, homosexual, aids, secret ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Blackbird (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A terminally ill mother invites her family to their country house for one final gathering, but tensions quickly boil over between her two daughters.
Style: sentimental, disturbing, sincere, thought provoking, heartbreaking ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, euthanasia, life & death, family problems, dying man, meaning of life, doubts and hesitations, problem solving, death of mother, dark secret, health situation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Alone (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maria, whose parents live in the country, cannot stand her father's authoritarian ways and moves to the city. She finds a job as a cleaner and tries to survive in a wretched apartment in the shabby part of a big city. She is pregnant, and the ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, uplifting, contemplative ...
Plot: mother in law son in law relationship, pregnancy, hospital, human nature, parents and children, love and romance, loneliness, society, dog, drinking alcohol, drinking, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, andalusia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.1
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%