Movies like The Shunning

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The Shunning (2011)
 6.4
 2K
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, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: identity crisis, youth, family, family relations, betrayal, religions or cults, parents and children, self discovery, adoption, hopes, family problems, society, dishonesty, last wish, redemption, bishop, coming of age, reunion, family in crisis, pregnancy, religion, secret, pregnant teenager, singing, chauffeur ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sincere films with plots about family relations, parents and children, hopes, youth, family problems, coming of age and society mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Shunning: The Confession (2013), Bilal's Stand (2010), The Lost & Found Family (2009), Like Dandelion Dust (2009), Cook County (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: self discovery, reunion, adoption, society, family relations, religions or cults, redemption, family, hopes, parents and children
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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100%
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 BĂ­lal is about to ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, religions or cults, family business, follow your dream, family in crisis, hopes, parents and children, youth, workplace, self discovery, family relations, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: society, introspection, orphan, family relations, religions or cults, adoption, redemption, family problems, adolescence vs adulthood, family in crisis, family, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, emotional, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: adoption, starting over, family relations, parents and children, hopes, family life, social worker, custody, family problems, small town, rivalry, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 482
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: sentimental, gloomy, touching, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: family in crisis, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, life is a bitch, addiction, family problems, estrangement, redemption, coming of age, drugs/alcohol, hopes, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 499
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, touching, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: wooing, teenage life, family relations, dull life, pregnancy, coming of age, society, death in the family, small town life, americana, youth, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, serious, touching
Plot: dealing with death, parents and children, family problems, family life, youth, coming of age, family relations, siblings relations, family in crisis, death, car accident, death of wife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Gracie's Choice (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: For as long as she can remember, 16 year-old Gracie has been raising her four siblings, each of whom has a different, absent father and their mother is on the fast track to self-destruction. When these children's lives are about to be pulled ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: custody, coming of age, teenage girl, custody battle, family relations, family in crisis, parents and children, hopes, manipulations, life is a bitch, siblings relations, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: psychological, touching, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, high school, teenage life, single parent, youth, lifestyle, misfit, society, kids in trouble, family relations, friends, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 324
Fly Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The poignant yet humor filled story about a single mother of a teenager severely impacted by autism, forced to reckon with her daughter's future. As her child becomes an adult, what used to work, no longer does. What will sustain her daughter, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: autism, family relations, nursing, mentally challenged, family problems, coming of age, moral dilemma, misfit, society, single parent, youth, child illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: realistic, touching, gloomy, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: single father, single parent, family relations, parents and children, family in crisis, babies and infants, life turned upside down, dealing with death, youth, family problems, death in the family, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: amish, fish out of water, orphan, redemption, family life, disorder, family problems, culture clash, betrayal, family relations, religions or cults, columnist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: adoption, hopes, life turned upside down, pregnancy, teenage life, human spirit, family in crisis, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, babies and infants, family relations, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.5
 6K
Bee Season (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 11-year-old Eliza is the invisible element of her family unit: her parents are both consumed with work and her brother is wrapped up in his own adolescent life. Eliza ignites not only a spark that makes her visible but one that sets into motion a ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, judaism, redemption, coming of age, family problems, parents and children, family relations, hopes, siblings relations, society, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The third installment of the Sarah trilogy provides a glorious and touching story of a family drawn together by adversity. On a cold winter day a stranger shows up at the farm. He is slow to reveal his identity. When they find out he is Jacobs ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: farm, couple relations, family, siblings relations, americana, society, redemption, family life, nursing, couples, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 7K
October Baby (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: OCTOBER BABY is the coming of age story of a beautiful and naive college freshman who discovers that her entire life is a lie and sets out on a road trip with a host of misfits to discover herself and the answers she craves.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, christian film
Plot: self discovery, abortion, adoption, disorder, protecting from truth, friends, protective parent, family relations, on the road, life turned upside down, coming of age, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 364
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: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: self discovery, single parent, youth, homecoming, siblings relations, immigrants, parents and children, hopes, crimes, family life, family problems, going straight ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.3
 864
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, sexual, touching, realistic, christian film
Plot: single parent, coming of age, homosexuality, christian, society, hopes, parents and children, direction and purpose, gays and lesbians, small town, teenage life, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 5.2
 442
Toe to Toe (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Out on the lacrosse pitch, wealthy but troubled Jesse and poor but driven Tosha form an easy and deep bond, but their relationship is threatened once they enter the hallways of an elite prep school they attend in Washington, D.C. There, they must ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, self discovery, youth, coming of age, high school, racism, teenage life, interracial relations, parents and children, rich and poor, social relations, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.9
 555
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: realistic, touching, sincere, serious
Plot: social relations, family relations, haunted by the past, siblings relations, suburban life, parents and children, coming of age, teenage life, suburbs, self discovery, youth, single parent
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 17K
Courageous (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, and their partners are confident and focused. They willingly stand up to the worst the streets have to offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: faith, father, redemption, family values, drugs/alcohol, hopes, honest law enforcer, parents and children, introspection, society, religious, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, gloomy, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: psychiatrist, teenager, hopes, unfulfillment, family in crisis, suburban life, parents and children, domestic disturbance, redemption, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 96
You (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: You is a love story. It spans 21 years, bouncing around in time, creating a kind of family quilt that wraps around a father as he struggles to overcome the grief of losing his beloved wife and raise their daughter alone. A coming-of-age journey for ...
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: youth, single parent, family problems, death in the family, family relations, dealing with death, parents and children, hopes, redemption, coming of age, haunted by the past, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Mission Street Rhapsody (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Growing up in the Mission district of San Francisco, Che Rivera has always had to be tough to survive. He's a powerful man respected throughout the Mission barrio for his masculinity and his strength, as well as for his hobby building beautiful ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, bilingual
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, hopes, family in crisis, parents and children, love and romance, estrangement, family problems, love affair, going straight, self discovery, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Father for Brittany (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Keith and Kim Lussier are a childless couple who are given custody of a 3-month-old foster child, Brittany. However, tragedy strikes when Kim dies of cancer in the middle of the adoption process, leaving Keith to fight for Brittany's custody ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, adoption, legal action, hopes, love and romance, child illness, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, pregnancy, orphan, family relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.3
 633
Jess + Moss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jess, age 18, and Moss, age 12 are second cousins in the dark-fire tobacco fields of rural Western Kentucky. Without immediate families that they can relate to, and lacking friends their own age, they only have each other. Over the course of a ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: farm, youth, self discovery, friendship, coming of age, hopes, teenage life, memory, smoking, brunette, cigarette smoking, tape recorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Woman Thou Art Loosed (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An adaptation of Bishop T.D. Jakes' self-help novel, chronciling a woman's struggle to come to terms with her legacy of abuse, addiction and poverty.
Style: captivating, realistic, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Plot: bishop, redemption, prison, sexual abuse, drug abuse, youth, juvenile delinquency, addiction, family relations, going straight, family problems, prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 1K
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, serious, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: follow your dream, military life, hopes, parents and children, family in crisis, performer's life, wartime life, overcoming, contests and competitions, family problems, coming of age, soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, alabama, middle east, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 527
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: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, touching
Plot: youth, reach out, power relations, hopes, redemption, human spirit, juvenile delinquency, society
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 2K
Black Irish (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In South Boston, where Irish roots run deep and Catholic tradition reigns, two brothers face similar hardships but lead far different lives. While older brother Terry descends into drugs and crime, 16-year-old Cole vies to make the state baseball ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: baseball, confession, family relations, parents and children, youth, coming of age, family life, teenage life, brother brother relationship, teenage boy, father son relationship, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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