Movies like The Shunning

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The Shunning (2011)
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The Shunning (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Beautiful Katie Lapp has always felt something missing in her simple Amish existence -- until a mysterious "Englisher" comes to Lancaster County looking for the baby girl she gave up for adoption 19 years ago.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, captivating, contemplative
Plot: amish, adoption, family relations, identity crisis, youth, family problems, hopes, religions or cults, family, parents and children, self discovery, family in crisis, last wish, dishonesty, bishop, father son relationship, family secret, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, betrayal, society, redemption, coming of age, wedding, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, parents and children, hopes, youth, family problems, society and family in crisis mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Shunning: Beverly Lewis' The Confession (2013), The Lost & Found Family (2009), Saving Sarah Cain (2007), Like Dandelion Dust (2009), Bilal's Stand (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Beverly Lewis' The Confession (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Beverly Lewis, "The Confession" is the continuing story of Katie Lapp, a young Amish woman who goes on a journey in search of her identity - only to find herself embroiled in a ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: amish, adoption, self discovery, family relations, hopes, parents and children, family, society, religions or cults, redemption, strong female presence, birthday party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Lost & Found Family (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When her husband dies, Mrs. Ester Hobbes (Ellen Bry, TV's St. Elsewhere) learns that his wealth was just an illusion. Her only real inheritance is a run-down Southern home occupied by a foster family. Slowly, Mrs. Hobbes finds herself making ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family problems, society, youth, orphan, adoption, introspection, family relations, religions or cults, family, redemption, parents and children, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
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Saving Sarah Cain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When Sarah Cain, a self-involved big-city newspaper columnist, travels to Pennsylvania for the funeral of her Amish sister, she soon discovers that she is the legal guardian of her five Amish nieces and nephews. Rather than choose to move to ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, tense, captivating
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: amish, orphan, siblings, fish out of water, redemption, journalism, family life, family problems, betrayal, custody, culture clash, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa, portland oregon
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34%
Like Dandelion Dust (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A compelling drama that explores the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty, realistic lives of a struggling family, and a privileged family. Their lives intersect, intertwine and collide, all for the love of a little boy. This film ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: custody, adoption, family relations, starting over, parents and children, social worker, hopes, family life, family problems, life turned upside down, legal, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, ohio
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Bilal's Stand (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like Bílal is about to ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: coming of age, follow your dream, self discovery, family business, teenage life, family problems, society, workplace, youth, hopes, human spirit, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
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31%
Of Boys and Men (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Robert Townsend stars as the patriarch of a family devastated when his wife is killed in a senseless auto accident. Reeling with grief, each family member must find courage and vision to carry on, ultimately eager to do the mother proud.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: family relations, family life, parents and children, family in crisis, youth, car accident, death of wife, grief, accidental death, love, society, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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29%
The End of Love (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mark is a struggling actor stuck between the life he once knew and the one waiting for him. When the mother of his two-year-old son suddenly passes away, Mark is forced to confront his shortcomings. Their fates, now intertwined, hang in the balance ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, single father, single parent, family in crisis, parents and children, family problems, life turned upside down, babies and infants, death in the family, parent child relationship, father son relationship, baby ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Too Young to Be a Dad (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When 15-year-old, Matt Freeman, gets his girlfriend, Francesca, pregnant her family decides to put the unborn baby up for adoption. Matt agrees to the decision, but begins to rethink it. This movie is taken from the father's point of view.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: teenage pregnancy, life turned upside down, teenage life, adoption, babies and infants, youth, family problems, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, human spirit, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Expecting Amish (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: 18-year-old Hannah Yoder is ready to become an Amish adult - which means baptism into the Church and marriage to her boyfriend, Samuel. However, her friends convince her to visit Hollywood for Rumspringa where she meets Josh and the two hit it off ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: religions or cults, forbidden love, couples, love and romance, society, youth, culture clash, adolescence vs adulthood, love affair, family problems, family relations, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Drunkboat (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After twenty years of broken bottles and empty hallways, Mort Gleason witnesses his nephew Moo being beaten while in a drunken stupor. The short contact with family brings Mort back to what are left of his senses and he returns to the last home he ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: family relations, haunted by the past, single parent, parents and children, youth, social relations, coming of age, teenage life, suburbs, self discovery, teenager, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, talky ...
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, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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28%
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Lebanon, Pa. (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Will, a charming 35-year-old Philadelphia ad man, heads to Lebanon, Pa. to bury his recently deceased father. He forms an unexpected friendship with CJ, his bright, newly pregnant 17-year-old cousin. As Will becomes interested in CJ's married ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: americana, culture clash, family relations, pregnancy, love and romance, society, small town, road not taken, wooing, youth, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Cook County (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a stint in prison, Sonny returns to his home in East Texas, determined to repair his relationship with his son. Standing in his way is his brother, who has turned the home into a crumbling meth lab (IMDb.com)
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: meth lab, family relations, redemption, estrangement, family problems, drug abuse, homecoming, addiction, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, small town, released from prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Long Way Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: psychiatrist, family relations, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, redemption, life is a bitch, domestic disturbance, hopes, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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27%
My Father My Lord (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 72 min.
Story: "My Father My Lord" is an intimate and deeply disturbing story of the conflict between a father's love and his deep devotion to religion. A respected Orthodox Rabbi dotes on his only son but his religious strictures leave an emotional ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, introspection, parents and children, life is a bitch, clergy, society, hopes, rabbi, family problems, family relations, family tradition, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
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27%
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For Ellen (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After an overnight long-distance drive, Joby has a special meeting—with lawyers and his ex-wife. A struggling musician with the prerequisite tattoos, slimy hair, goatee, and his head firmly floating in the clouds, Joby hasn’t been around to be a ...
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, serious
Plot: parents and children, hopes, rivalry, family problems, custody, babies and infants, family relations, estrangement, family gatherings, child custody, musician, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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27%
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Canvas (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman's schizophrenia affects her relationships with her husband and son.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, melancholic ...
Plot: schizophrenia, mental illness, family relations, couple relations, family in crisis, family problems, dysfunctional family, parents and children, teenage life, working class, hospital, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
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27%
The Last Rites of Joe May (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Now in his sixties, Joe is released from the hospital after a long battle with pneumonia and forced to confront the harsh reality of his legacy: everyone he knew had assumed he was dead, and life had gone on around him without missing a beat. ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, family relations, aging, father son relationship, self discovery, con artists, bittersweet, friends, single parent, elderly, hustler, domestic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
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Pandora's Box (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When an aging matriarch starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, self discovery, hopes, elderly, estrangement, parents and children, countryside, introspection, adolescence vs adulthood, aging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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Standing Up (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on one of the most beloved Young Adult novels of all time: Two kids are stripped naked and left together on an island in a lake - victims of a vicious summer camp prank; But rather than have to return to camp and face the humiliation, they ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, summer camp, child's point of view, self discovery, family, youth, parents and children, family relations, on the road, prank, coming of age, missing child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Alex of Venice (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After her stay-at-home husband leaves her, a workaholic lawyer finds that she is not completely up to the tasks of caring for her young son, ailing father and household all by herself.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: starting over, life turned upside down, self discovery, ambition, family problems, relationship vs career, family life, eccentric family, family relations, parents and children, breakup, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, venice california
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26%
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Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Incarcerated women join a band of volunteers who battle forest fires and assist during natural disasters.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, youth, juvenile delinquency, human spirit, power relations, hopes, society, fire brigade, friendship, rivalry, reach out, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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26%
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Waterproof (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Single mother Tyree Battle struggles to keep her young son Thaniel away from the gang-plagued city streets that he is mixed up in. Under severe gang pressure, Thaniel accidentally shoots Jewish shopkeeper Eli Zeal in a botched robbery attempt. ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, contemplative
Plot: family relations, gang, homecoming, aging, youth, single parent, crimes, immigrants, going straight, family life, parents and children, redemption ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, louisiana
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The Wise Kids (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A vivid, dynamic Southern coming-of-age drama, takes place in the transitional space between high school and college, when life seems to be all questions and no answers, and the future is scarily wide open. Set in and around a Charleston, SC Baptist ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, single parent, self discovery, best friends, teenage life, introspection, direction and purpose, society, youth, parents and children, coming out ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
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26%
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Constellation (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Constellation chronicles the lives and loves of an African-American family in the deep South as they are forced to come to terms with a tumultuous past marked by an unrequited interracial affair. The film explores the way in which the family ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, touching, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, interracial relations, death in the family, haunted by the past, family problems, society, hopes, unfulfillment, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s
Place: usa, alabama
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I Am (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the City of Angels, despair and heartache are the daily mail -- delivered with painful regularity whether we want them or not. Through I AM, we join an eclectic cast as they try to untangle themselves from the web of sin. All along the way, they ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: self discovery, redemption, society, religions or cults, unfulfillment, inheritance, police, journalist, hopes, disorder, life turned upside down, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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26%
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Lifted (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The chance to shine in a singing competition offers much-needed hope for a Southern middle-schooler who's drowning in worries, from bullies in the halls to turmoil at home -- and the news that his reservist father has been called back to ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, feel good ...
Plot: family problems, parents and children, military, wartime life, military life, hopes, soldier, society, family in crisis, contests and competitions, follow your dream, audition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, alabama, afghanistan, middle east
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26%
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The Dry Land (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A U.S. soldier returning home from war struggles to reconcile his experiences abroad with the life and family he left in Texas.
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: homecoming, family relations, society, family life, redemption, life is a bitch, soldier, buddies, parents and children, husband wife relationship, military, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, el paso texas
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25%
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King's Faith (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When eighteen-year-old Brendan King attempts to leave his turbulent gang life behind him, his past continues to threaten his new-found faith, family, and future
Style: christian film, realistic, touching, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: juvenile delinquency, redemption, adoption, haunted by the past, society, going straight, human spirit, youth, crimes, hopes, crime and punishment, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Last Sin Eater (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In seeking her own redemption from the one man of whom she is most afraid, 10-year-old Cadi Forbes discovers a secret sin haunting her community of Welsh immigrants in 1850s Appalachia.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, redemption, hopes, parents and children, society, death in the family, religion, dark secret, imaginary friend, girl, sin, immigrants ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: appalachia
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