Movies like The Children Act

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The Children Act (2017)
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The Children Act (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the midst of a marital crisis, a High Court judge must decide if she should order a life-saving blood transfusion for a teen with cancer despite his family's refusal to accept medical treatment for religious reasons.
Style: thought provoking, rough, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: judge, illness, marriage crisis, hospital, moral dilemma, female protagonist, crisis of faith, lawyer, dying, husband wife relationship, older woman teenage boy relationship, jehovah's witness, nurse, little boy, infidelity, professor, teenager, religion, cancer, death, court, trial, courtroom, cemetery, song ...
Place: london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, thought provoking, serious and realistic films with plots about husband wife relationship, family relations, hospital, mother daughter relationship, kiss, adultery and infidelity mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like The Children Act: The Wife (2017), Wit (2001), Diane (2018), Wildlife (2018), Custody (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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 ...
Place: stockholm sweden, connecticut, manhattan new york city, sweden, eastern europe ...
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Wit (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A renowned professor is forced to reassess her life when she is diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer.
Style: thought provoking, emotional, intellectual, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: nurse, terminal illness, hospital, dying, chemotherapy, cancer, hopes, poetry, doctor, regret, fighting illness, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa
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47%
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Diane (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Diane is a devoted friend and caretaker, particularly to her drug-addicted son. But as those around her begin to drift away in the last quarter of her life, she is left to reckon with past choices and long-dormant memories.
Style: rough, captivating, melancholic, thought provoking
Plot: drug addiction, mother son relationship, friendship, memory, old woman, family relations, church, death, religion, dying, nurse, depression ...
Place: usa
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47%
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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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40%
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Custody (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a hard-working single mother, Sara Diaz, has her children taken from her after she is suspected of injuring her son, Ally Fisher, a recent law school graduate, is assigned to represent her case before Judge Martha Schulman, a veteran of the ...
Style: suspense, captivating, disturbing, psychological
Plot: single mother, lawyer, judge, custody, hearing, abuse, child abuse, social issues, class differences, courtroom drama, convict, family secret ...
Place: new york
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40%
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Decoration Day (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A cantankerous widower (Garner) who is virtually living the life of a recluse is forced to rejoin his community when his Godchild (Skaggs) gets in trouble and a childhood friend (Cobbs), a black tenant farmer, refuses to belatedly accept a ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, golden years, society, hopes, opposites attract, family relations, couples, friends, introspection, human nature, friendship, interracial relations ...
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Roma (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A story that chronicles a year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s.
Style: thought provoking, touching, captivating, rough
Plot: maid, routine, middle class, master servant relationship, female protagonist, class differences, infidelity, strongman, nanny, pregnancy, disappearance, father son relationship ...
Time: 70s, year 1971, year 1970
Place: mexico city, mexico
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39%
Let There Be Light (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An atheist goes through a near-death experience in an auto accident before converting to Christianity.
Style: christian film, thought provoking, complex, rough, captivating ...
Plot: christianity, afterlife, brain tumor, bible, religion, atheist, religious, faith based, transformation, wedding, cancer, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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39%
 7.4
 186K
The Judge (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A successful lawyer returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral only to discover that his estranged father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder.
Style: touching, serious, suspenseful, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, small town, judge, hotshot lawyer, murder trial, jury, homecoming, family relations, legal, courtroom drama, court ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, new york, chicago illinois
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38%
Every Million Comes Handy (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Vibrant lady Irena Ditrichová owns a large prosperous firm with subsidiaries abroad. After being involved in a serious car crash, she decides to sell the firm and use the proceeds for helping people in need. When her son Jaroslav finds out that ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, captivating, serious
Plot: greed, money, manipulative woman, conspiracy, widow, intrigue, husband wife relationship, inheritance, moral dilemma, manipulative behavior, bossy woman, hypocrisy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Ploughman's Lunch (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A political drama scripted by novelist Ian McEwan
Style: bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious, thought provoking
Plot: falklands war, journalism, media, manipulations, intrigue, workplace, politics, state affairs, dishonesty, manipulation, british politics, news reporter ...
Time: 80s
Place: brighton, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
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 ...
Plot: custody battle, courtroom, divorce, single father, family relations, selfishness, couples, lawyer, marriage, father son relationship, family problems, family ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
An Early Frost (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in the mid-eighties Michael Pierson, a young gay man, is struck with AIDS in the prime of his life. He's forced to be open about the disease and his homosexuality for the first time with his co-workers (he's a successful lawyer) and ...
Style: emotional, gloomy, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: coming out, aids, family relations, lawyer, family problems, terminal illness, workplace situations, family in crisis, parents and children, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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 ⇓
37%
Some Velvet Morning (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Fred arrives at the doorstep of his beautiful young mistress Velvet after four years apart, claiming to have finally left his wife. But when she rejects his attempts to rekindle their romance, his persistence evolves into obsession — and a dark ...
Style: suspense, psychological, realistic, cynical, atmospheric ...
Plot: infidelity, destructive relationship, sexual relations, couples, quibbling, prostitute, mystery, battle of the sexes, love and romance, human nature, indoor, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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37%
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North Country (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.
Style: rough, disturbing, emotional, sincere, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual harassment, courtroom drama, feminism, rape, small town, lawsuit, against the odds, sexism, court, fighting the system, labor union, financial problem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s, 70s
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Late Night (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A legendary late-night talk show host's world is turned upside down when she hires her only female staff writer. Originally intended to smooth over diversity concerns, her decision has unexpectedly hilarious consequences as the two women ...
Style: humorous, sincere, entertaining, feel good, captivating
Plot: cheating wife, workplace romance, ratings, adultery, talk show, female friendship, friendship between women, talk show host, infidelity, co worker co worker relationship, female protagonist, husband wife relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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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37%
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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 ⇓
37%
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 ⇓
37%
The Killing of Two Lovers (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: David desperately tries to keep his family of six together during a separation from his wife. They both agree to see other people but David struggles to grapple with his wife’s new relationship.
Style: atmospheric, disturbing, suspense, psychological, captivating
Plot: husband wife relationship, open marriage, family relations, male female relationship, parents, crumbling marriage, family problems, moral ambiguity, relationship problems, marital problem, marriage crisis, open relationship ...
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37%
The Child in Time (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Set two years after his daughter went missing, The Child In Time follows Stephen Lewis, a children's author, as he struggles to find purpose in his life without her. His wife Julie has left him, and his best friends Charles and Thelma have ...
Plot: missing child, marital separation, british prime minister, missing daughter, marriage crisis, estranged couple, lost child, death of friend, church, suicide by hanging, eulogy, hospital ...
Place: london
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37%
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Marriage Story (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A stage director and his actor wife struggle through a grueling, coast-to-coast divorce that pushes them to their personal and creative extremes.
Style: rough, thought provoking, psychological, touching, captivating ...
Plot: parent child relationship, divorce, apology, lawyer, infidelity, husband wife relationship, marriage, marital problem, husband wife conflict, troubled marriage, theatre director, theatre group ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Deputy and the Congressman (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Madrid, Roberto Orbea is a member of the Spanish communist party. He is married to Carmen, and he has been elected as Deputy in the first democratic elections in Spain. But his enemies, the fascist, know his double life. Roberto likes boys, and they ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: politics, male prostitute, vandalism, militant, love triangle, murder, blackmail, hospital, infidelity, hustler, hidden camera, one night stand ...
Time: 70s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Woman's Life (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Normandy, 1819. Jeanne is a young woman full of childish dreams and innocence when she returns home after finishing her schooling in a convent. She marries a local Viscount, Julien de Lamare, who soon reveals himself to be a miserly and unfaithful ...
Style: captivating
Plot: couples, adultery, infidelity, husband wife relationship, male female relationship, marital problem, unfulfilled love, family problems, dysfunctional marriage, love story, family life, love interest ...
Time: 19th century
Place: normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Aurora (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After she read in the newspaper that a newborn baby was found in a dumpster, a teacher becomes obsessed with giving it a proper burial.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: abortion, foster child, judge, adoption, burial, doctor, newborn baby, female protagonist, baby, dead child, bird, teacher ...
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Life as a House (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, gothic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, dying, cancer, reconciliation, dysfunctional family, family relations, architect, house, hopes, family problems, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
What If God Were the Sun? (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A grieving nurse finds comfort and inspiration in her new assignment, where she meets a terminally ill woman with a quick with and strong faith.
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: hospital, terminal illness, doctors and patients, family relations, hopes, unfulfillment, wedding, religions or cults, family problems, nurse, faith, nurse patient relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Midwife (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Claire is a midwife and has devoted her life to others. At a moment when she is preoccupied by the imminent closure of the maternity clinic where she works, her life is further turned upside down when Béatrice, her father's former mistress, ...
Style: psychological, touching, sentimental, sincere, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: illness, doctor, hospital, cancer, friend, surgery, friendship, drinking, student, death, drinking alcohol, hospital room ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
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