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Children of Invention (2009)
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Children of Invention (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two young children living illegally in a model apartment outside Boston are left to fend for themselves when their hardworking mother disappears
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: youth, family problems, single parent, working class, family relations, parents and children, society, suburbs, siblings relations, eviction, child, family in crisis, child in peril, bittersweet, kids in trouble, immigrants, asian woman, asian american, chinese american
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, family problems, parents and children, youth, single parent, society and family in crisis mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Children of Invention: ABCD (1999), Red Doors (2005), Drunkboat (2010), Bluebird (2013), Fly Away (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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ABCD (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The only goal of an ageing Indian-American widow is to see her son and rebellious daughter (described as an American Born Confused Desi or ABCD) married off to respectable Indian families.
Style: multicultural, talky, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: introspection, parents and children, siblings relations, interracial relations, culture clash, family relations, family problems, society, romance, immigrants, bittersweet, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, asia, india, new york
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100%
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Red Doors (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Wongs struggle to cope with life, love, and family dysfunction in the suburbs of New York.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian, family life, dysfunctional family, family problems, culture clash, parents and children, human nature, youth, single parent, suburbs, family in crisis, lgbtq ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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80%
 4.7
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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, boat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois
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76%
 5.8
 948
Bluebird (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a freezing January evening, school bus driver Lesley completes her route, but her final inspection abruptly ends when a bluebird comes into view. What happens next shakes her small Maine logging town, proving that even the slightest actions have ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, winter, family problems, family in crisis, single parent, youth, drug abuse, teenage life, working class, dysfunctional family, parents and children, bus ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
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67%
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Fly Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 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, emotional, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: autism, nursing, moral dilemma, parents and children, family problems, single parent, life is a bitch, society, social misfits, youth, mentally challenged, child illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: single father, family relations, single parent, family problems, life turned upside down, family in crisis, parents and children, parent child relationship, babies and infants, death in the family, father son relationship, baby ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Autumn Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a school bus driving woman (Tyne Daly) has a heart attack, she makes one request of her three daughters (Ally Sheedy, Marla Sucharetza, Marceline Hugo) - she wants them to find their long lost brother, who was taken away by their father (Jack ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, autumn, estrangement, parent child relationship, family life, rich and poor, human nature, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, parents and children, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, europe, usa, england, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Zion and His Brother (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Zion, aged 14 and his brother Meir, 17, are facing a crisis in their relationship after a terrible accident. They keep the secret to themselves and it haunts them until, finally, Zion re-examines his loyalty towards his older brother and decides ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, society, youth, working class, siblings relations, family in crisis, haunted by the past, teenage life, introspection, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, coming of age, family problems, couple relations, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, parents and children, teenage life, working class, hospital ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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62%
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About Sunny (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: life is a bitch, moral dilemma, society, working class, parents and children, family problems, down on your luck, single mother, poverty, youth, single parent, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, family problems, aging, youth, single parent, crimes, immigrants, going straight, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Between Us (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Abruptly abandoned by her husband in a country completely foreign to her, Colombian native Mariana (Paola Mendoza) struggles to take care of herself and her two young children on the unforgiving streets of New York City. Sebastian Villada, Laura ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious
Plot: homelessness, poverty, urban setting, starting over, human spirit, society, life is a bitch, family relations, american dream, hopes, family problems, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
White Irish Drinkers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A coming of age story set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, in which two teenage brothers living with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother are caught up in a life of petty crime. Older brother Danny concocts a daring ...
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, crimes, life is a bitch, family problems, family life, siblings relations, parents and children, hopes, society, working class, domestic disturbance, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, ireland, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Almost a Woman (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman named Esmeralda and her family move to New York from a rural area of Puerto Rico. The transition is difficult due to the many challenges she and her family face.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: human spirit, rise to the top, lifestyle, family life, parents and children, teenage life, family problems, hopes, single parent, youth, teachers and students, actress ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, puerto rico, latin america, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Wild Iris (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman and her teenage son move back in with her mother to work together in the family bridal business.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, talky, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teen drama
Plot: couples, dysfunctional family, parents and children, romance, hopes, unlikely couple, family problems, family relations, teenage life, introspection, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Low Tide (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Belgium, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A 12 year old boy and his single mother live separate lives. The boy spends his days alone while his mother works and goes out with her friends. The boy’s solitude is both a source of freedom and a cause for grief. His explorations slowly bring to ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: parents and children, family problems, working class, dysfunctional family, society, single parent, youth, small town, realism, life is a bitch, coming of age, oedipus complex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
First, Last and Deposit (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Tessa (Jessica White) faces more than the usual tribulations of adolescence. When bad times hit, she and her mother find themselves living on the streets. The injustice of poverty is emphasized by the fact that Tessa's school ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, touching, bleak ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, kids in trouble, society, youth, parents and children, teenage life, working class, family relations, eviction, survival, school, corporate crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 7.4
 969
The Way We Are (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Way We Are is a respectful, unglamorous, and serenely charming portrait of regular people and a Hong Kong town that normally gets a bad rap. It may put you to sleep, but the visit and Ann Hui's quiet touch are exceptionally worthwhile.
Style: touching, psychological, emotional, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, working class, single parent, society, unfulfillment, family problems, poverty, little boy, loss of husband, loss of daughter, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Mother, I Love You (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Latvia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Raimonds, a 12 year old boy, falls into a world of petty crime while trying to stay out of trouble with his mother.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating, entertaining
Audience: teens
Plot: kids in trouble, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, family relations, single parent, youth, crimes, parents and children, bittersweet, childhood, financial problem, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latvia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, opposites attract, family relations, friends, immigrants, family life, youth, single parent, human nature, introspection, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, follow your dream, self discovery, family business, teenage life, society, workplace, youth, hopes, family problems, human spirit, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Taken Away (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A corrupt politician covers up his daughter Vicky's pregnancy by forcing her to give the baby up for adoption. The newborn is adopted by a loving couple unable to have children, but a year later Vicky, now in college, realizes she was forced ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: adoption, righting the wronged, custody, courtroom drama, rivalry, legal, single parent, family problems, youth, teenage life, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Where God Left His Shoes (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Frank, Angela, and their two children are evicted from their New York City apartment, they have no choice but to move into a homeless shelter. After a few difficult months, good news comes their way on Christmas Eve: a nearby housing project ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, gloomy
Plot: christmas, eviction, coping, realism, family problems, life is a bitch, survival, ex athlete, race against time, down on your luck, parents and children, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Nobody Owns Me (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a lone father's relationship with his daughter, of the destructive power of alcohol, of a child's vulnerability, but also of love, betrayal and socialist politics in 1970s Sweden. A unique and moving story freely based on Åsa ...
Style: touching, bleak, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: working class, parents and children, dysfunctional family, life turned upside down, disorder, youth, single parent, family relations, family problems, alcohol abuse, addiction, children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Steel City (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a tragic accident caused by the truck of the middle-aged Carl Lee where a woman dies with a crushed stern, he is arrested and sent to the county jail. His son PJ, who works washing dishes and cleaning tables in a restaurant, feels lost, ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, psychological, touching ...
Plot: police, family life, dysfunctional family, parents and children, redemption, couple relations, introspection, couples, family problems, family relations, youth, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
When Andrew Came Home (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mother searches for five years to find her kidnapped son in this fact-based drama. Unexpectedly the boy is found, but the reunion is not as she hoped. She now has to deal with five years of abuse that the boy suffered at the hands of his ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, sad
Plot: kids in trouble, kidnapping, hopes, confined, life is a bitch, single parent, captivity, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family in crisis, estrangement, family problems ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, self discovery, ambition, life turned upside down, breakup, family problems, relationship vs career, family life, eccentric family, family relations, parents and children, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, venice california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.5
 431
Treading Water (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Casey (Angela Redman) has rejected her privileged upbringing and restores old boats for a living. She lives a cozy life with her beautiful social worker girlfriend Alex (super sexy Nina Landey) until her stuffy family demands that she come home for ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious, talky ...
Plot: lgbt, lesbian, coming out, eccentric family, family gatherings, fish out of water, culture clash, human nature, rehabilitation, family in crisis, family problems, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: emotional, sentimental, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: mental illness, family problems, family relations, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, couples, single parent, love and romance, life is a bitch, working class, friendship, farm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%