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Matching Jack (2010)
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Matching Jack (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman struggles with her son's illness and her husband's infidelity, but, after a chance encounter with an Irish sailor and his son, her life is turned upside down in a love story that defies explanation and breaks all the rules.
Style: sincere, uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: infidelity, friendship, parents and children, hopes, dishonesty, bittersweet, family relations, life is a bitch, child illness, family problems, couples, terminal illness, optimism, life turned upside down, unfulfillment, family in crisis, youth, friends, hospital, love and romance, female director, love
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, terminal illness, parents and children and hopes mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Matching Jack: Declaration of War (2011), Plans for Tomorrow (2010), Christmas at Maxwell's (2006), The C-Word (2015), The Turning (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Declaration of War (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Roméo and Juliette are two young actors. They fall in love at first sight, move in together and make a baby. A love story and the founding of a home like millions of others. Except that their little boy, Adam, behaves abnormally. The young parents ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: terminal illness, hospital, child illness, parents and children, overcoming, optimism, family problems, couples, babies and infants, life is a bitch, hopes, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: paris france, france, marseille
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Plans for Tomorrow (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Three stories intertwined which occur in a single day. The day Ines discovers she is pregnant, Antonia decides to abandon her family and Marian realizes she is going to die.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: friendship, friends, couples, family problems, family relations, introspection, midlife crisis, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, bittersweet, singleness, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
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82%
Christmas at Maxwell's (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A successful American family retreat to their summer home on the banks of Lake Erie to find meaning in life, illness, loss, and change this Christmas. With a successful career in the wine business, and two amazing children, what more can a family ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: human spirit, family life, love and romance, miraculous event, homecoming, road not taken, parents and children, couples, family problems, hopes, life is a bitch, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
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80%
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The C-Word (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The C Word is an adaptation of Lisa Lynch's inspiring and candid book, based on her blog, about her battle with cancer.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: life turned upside down, human spirit, optimism, terminal illness, journalism, hopes, life is a bitch, family relations, couples, couple relations, cancer, blogger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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The Turning (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Seventeen talented Australian directors from diverse artistic disciplines each create a chapter of the hauntingly beautiful novel by multi award-winning author Tim Winton. The linking and overlapping stories explore the extraordinary turning points ...
Style: anthology, captivating, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: introspection, human nature, friendship, haunted by the past, family problems, estrangement, family relations, infidelity, moral dilemma, parents and children, homecoming, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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76%
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Dawn Anna (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The true story of a single mom who overcomes many of life's obstacles.
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: high school, family problems, human spirit, terminal illness, child illness, against the odds, mentally challenged, rehabilitation, hopes, parents and children, family in crisis, relationship vs career ...
Time: contemporary
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71%
Something Like Happiness (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Over the course of a year, in a small town scarred and beaten down by industrialization, Tonda and Monika, friends since childhood, come to experience what life might be like if they could be with one another – which they seemingly can't. Or ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, single parent, eccentric family, life is a bitch, love and romance, working class, friendship, couples, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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69%
Walking on Water (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Friends and family gather around the death bed of Gavin, where they assist in the dying man's suicide. But though Gavin's pain has been laid to rest, the grief felt by everyone there has only begun, and Walking on Water compassionately ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: infidelity, terminal illness, death in the family, dysfunctional family, introspection, tragic love, family problems, couples, youth, love and romance, redemption, tragic hero ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Reconciliation (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: RECONCILIATION is a groundbreaking, provocative story about an estranged father and son struggling to overcome the heartbreaking consequences of their past. Grant Taylor (Eric Nenninger) has been troubled by intense childhood memories ever since his ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, uplifting
Plot: gay parent, forgiveness, redemption, haunted by the past, family relations, last wish, family problems, estrangement, hopes, life is a bitch, parents and children, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Surrender, Dorothy (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When her daughter Sara unexpectedly passes away, Natalie retreats to the summer home where she and Sara used to visit. Time with her best friends and some of Sara's friends help her deal with her loss.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, best friends, family problems, homecoming, dysfunctional family, tragic love, single parent, couples, life is a bitch, starting over, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Be Sure to Share (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Shiro’s struggle with his father’s cancer and impending death leads to a realization that he must communicate his love and admiration for him before it’s too late. A series of flashbacks reveals their relationship over time, and the trouble ...
Style: touching, realistic, contemplative, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, redemption, coping, parents and children, unfulfillment, family in crisis, estrangement, father son relationship, family problems, dealing with death, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Inheritance (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Palestinian family living in the north of Galilee gathers to celebrate the wedding of one of their daughters, as war rages between Israel and Lebanon. Internal conflicts explode between the family - secrets are revealed and lies are unmasked. The ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere
Plot: family relations, forbidden love, family problems, life is a bitch, love and romance, human nature, wartime life, family life, family gatherings, bittersweet, family in crisis, village ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Balancing Act (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Having cheated on his wife, Giulio, a municipal employee, moves out, but has to find a solution on how to still support his family, and himself.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, tense ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, breakup, family problems, life is a bitch, couples, unfulfillment, downfall, down on your luck, job seeking, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Death of a Superhero (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Ireland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dying 15-year-old boy draws stories of an invincible superhero as he struggles with his mortality.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, life is a bitch, youth, human spirit, family problems, hopes, family in crisis, superhero, child illness, dealing with death, coming of age, teenager ...
Place: usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Like a Star Shining in the Night (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young couple finds out what love truly means when one of them has a brush with death. When Anne and Marc met, it was love at first sight, and the longer they were together, the more they realized they never wanted to be apart. But not long after ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating
Plot: optimism, terminal illness, radiation, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, couples, couple relations, male female relationship, family relations, family reunited, love, wedding planning ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Mainline (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The uneasy relationship between a mother and daughter is made all the more turbulent by drug abuse in this downbeat drama from Iranian filmmakers Rakhshan Bani-Etemad and Mohsen Abdolvahab
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, redemption, hopes, rehabilitation, family relations, couples, family problems, drug abuse, addiction, parents and children, life is a bitch, lovers apart ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Little Sparrows (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the midst of an Australian summer, we meet three sisters. Nina is widowed with two young children. Anna is an aspiring actress unhappily married to a filmmaker. Christine is a med student who is yet to fully come to terms with her sexuality. When ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, psychological, talky ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, self discovery, introspection, strong female presence, love, mother, sister sister relationship, dying mother, motherhood, christmas, parenthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The High Cost of Living (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of a young, pregnant woman whose world falls apart when she loses her child in a hit and run accident. As her life unravels, Nathalie finds an unlikely protector in Henry, a down and out guardian angel who has followed her thread. But ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pregnant woman, pregnancy, fall in love, hopes, family relations, disorder, life turned upside down, family problems, dishonesty, friendship, introspection, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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July Rhapsody (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Lam Yiu Kwok, a Hong Kong secondary school teacher is facing a mid-life crisis. While he has only his pride and Chinese poetry to fall back on, his peers are successful businessmen and professionals who flaunt their extravagant lifestyles at reunion ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: moral dilemma, love affair, love triangle, midlife crisis, tragic love, dishonesty, teachers and students, breakup, family problems, infidelity, love and romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Oscar and the Lady in Pink (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Listening in to a conversation between his doctor and parents, 10-year-old Oscar learns what nobody has the courage to tell him. He only has a few weeks to live. Furious, he refuses to speak to anyone except straight-talking Rose, the lady in pink ...
Style: touching, uplifting, realistic, serious
Plot: friendship, hospital, nurse, child illness, terminal illness, make believe, wrestling, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, youth, pretense, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Lou (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Living in rural New South Wales, working-class single mother Rhia is struggling to evade debt collectors and raise three young daughters. The eldest, and hardened beyond her years, Lou blames Rhia for the departure of her father, who walked out 10 ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, alzheimer's disease, parents and children, mental illness, aging, family in crisis, estrangement, unfulfillment, single mother, family problems, strong female presence, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, new south wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Silent Heart (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The prestigious Danish filmmaker Bille August, winner of an Academy Award and two Palme d'Or in Cannes, returns with a highly personal drama. Three generations of a family gather over a weekend. The sisters Sanne and Heidi have accepted their ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, family life, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, couple relations, family gatherings, couples, siblings relations, euthanasia, relationship problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Torn (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Two families bond when their teenage sons are killed in an explosion at a suburban mall only to discover one of their children is the prime suspect.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: life turned upside down, parents and children, police investigation, dishonesty, family relations, family in crisis, family problems, shopping mall, death in the family, explosion, dealing with death, suburbs
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Ocean Heaven (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of a father's tireless love for his autistic son. A terminally ill father's attempt to teach his autistic son the necessary life skills to survive on his own before he passes away. It is also a poignant tribute to the infinite ...
Style: serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic, gloomy
Plot: terminal illness, aquarium, single parent, life is a bitch, family relations, father son relationship, love, parents and children, family problems, unfulfillment, autism, mentally challenged ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, emotional, realistic, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, psychiatrist, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, family problems, hopes, domestic disturbance, redemption, parents and children, life is a bitch, family in crisis, sexual abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Tiger Eyes (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After Davey's father is killed in a hold-up, she and her mother and younger brother visit relatives in New Mexico. Here Davey is befriended by a young man who helps her find the strength to carry on and conquer her fears.
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: teenage life, friendship, death in the family, bittersweet, grieving, depression, life is a bitch, dealing with death, youth, family problems, parents and children, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Duet for One (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Stephanie, a famous violinist, contracts multiple sclerosis her life begins to fall apart. Her career ends, her husband leaves her for another woman and her favorite pupil leave the country. Unable to bear all this loss, Stephanie attempts ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: disability, terminal illness, family problems, tragic hero, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, life turned upside down, couples, musician's life, multiple sclerosis, family relations ...
Time: 80s
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44%
Shirley Adams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shirley Adams spends her days caring for her disabled son, Donovan - he was shot in the back of the neck on his way home from school one afternoon over a year ago. Since then the Adams family has lost all their worldly possessions to medical bills. ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, human spirit, parents and children, introspection, single parent, life is a bitch, hopes, family relations, family problems, social decay, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
About Her Brother (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Ginko’s younger brother Tetsuro, a failed comedian, is the oddball of the family. Embarrassing, loud and plain inappropriate at times causes Ginko to disown him. The two reunite when she discovers Tetsuro is terminally ill. Tetsuro’s impending ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: reunion, family relations, family problems, human nature, bittersweet, redemption, family feud, unfulfillment, brother sister relationship, relationship problems, problem solving, brother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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44%
Stopped on Track (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Frank and Simone have fulfilled a dream and live with their two children in a row house in the suburbs. They are a happy couple, until the day Frank is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The family is suddenly confronted with death.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, emotional, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, family life, unfulfillment, suburbs, hospital, family in crisis, family problems, life is a bitch, dealing with death, pubic hair, sickness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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44%