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Putty Hill (2010)
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Putty Hill (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Friends and family of Cory, a young man who has died of an overdose, gather at a Baltimore-area karaoke bar for his wake and compare stories about him. Gradually, as it becomes clear that there are many holes in their recollections about Cory, they fill in the blanks by talking about things that reveal aspects of their own lives. Among those mourning him and searching for meaning are his cousin Jenny, his sister Zoe and his brother James.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, realistic, mumblecore, atmospheric, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, drug abuse, death in the family, life is a bitch, introspection, family in crisis, social relations, estrangement, hopes, father daughter relationship, overdose, waking up, youth, coming of age, dealing with death, death, graffiti, taxi, heroin, poverty, tattoo, getting home, skateboard, funeral ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, maryland, baltimore

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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 problems, family relations, parents and children, family in crisis, hopes, dysfunctional family and life is a bitch mostly in Drama and Music genres. Some movies like Putty Hill: Two Gates of Sleep (2010), A Long Way Home (2003), 33 Scenes from Life (2008), Swimmers (2005), Constellation (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Two Gates of Sleep (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: After preparing for their mother's imminent death, two brothers go on an arduous upriver journey to honor her final request.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: death in the family, last wish, family problems, family relations, hopes, introspection, dealing with death, siblings relations, brother brother relationship, very little dialogue, journey, death of mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, sexual abuse, redemption, life is a bitch, domestic disturbance, hopes, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
33 Scenes from Life (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Polish artist Julia and her husband Piotr, a talented and successful composer, live in Kraków. When Julias's mother, Barbara falls ill with stomach cancer, the life of the family is falling apart. Julia accompanies her mother to death, but ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: death, family problems, self discovery, introspection, parents and children, parent child relationship, family relations, estrangement, dealing with death, hopes, lifestyle, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.3
 443
Swimmers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After an accident in a small Maryland fishing town, 11-year-old Emma begins to question the nature of the adults around her.
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: youth, small town, introspection, family relations, friendship, family problems, human nature, family in crisis, swimming, sex crime, social relations, public health ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 4.3
 667
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: realistic, emotional, psychological, touching, captivating ...
Plot: interracial relations, family relations, estrangement, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.3
 3K
Archipelago (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Patricia (Kate Fahy) and her two children, young adults Edward (Tom Hiddleston) and Cynthia (Lydia Leonard), arrive for a break at a holiday cottage. As rain and wind lash against the windows, Patricia grows exasperated at the absence of her ...
Style: emotional, realistic, atmospheric, sincere, serious ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, family gatherings, introspection, island, dysfunctional family, woman, mental disorder, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.5
 340
Alpha Male (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Drama about a family torn apart after the death of its patriarch. Haunted by their father's death, Jack and Elyssa have a fraught relationship with their remarried mother even now they have come of age.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, death in the family, unfulfillment, estrangement, family gatherings, brother brother relationship, coming of age, family business, elderly lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, estrangement, hopes, elderly, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, self discovery, family problems, aging, youth, parents and children, countryside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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The Dark Side of Love (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two brothers on different life paths, a gay waiter with a crush on an eligible bachelor and a drug addict in a twisted dependent relationships with his girlfriend, reunite to mourn the death of their mother.
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: addiction, family relations, gay, family problems, death in the family, estrangement, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, brother brother relationship, drug abuse, lgbtq, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.7
 532
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 ⇓
58%
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: serious, touching, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, family problems, best friends, dysfunctional family, tragic love, homecoming, couples, life is a bitch, orphan, hopes, single parent, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, serious, emotional, sincere, sad ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: terminal illness, life is a bitch, youth, human spirit, family problems, hopes, family in crisis, coming of age, teenager, dealing with death, child illness, superhero ...
Place: ireland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Lily Sometimes (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After the death of her mother, a woman returns home to care for her sister.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, sincere ...
Plot: country girl, animal lover, lawyer, sister, introspection, siblings relations, estrangement, family relations, family in crisis, death in the family, dysfunctional family, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 ⇓
50%
 6.7
 113
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: serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere, touching ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, introspection, human spirit, parents and children, life is a bitch, single parent, hopes, family problems, family relations, social decay, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.1
 1K
The Wool Cap (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This film, originally made for tv, stars William H. Macy as a mute superintendent of a apartment building that is falling apart who becomes the unwilling guardian to a young girl with a bit of an attitude. The film is an updated and Americanized ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, feel good
Plot: introspection, friendship, redemption, life is a bitch, hopes, custody, parents and children, human nature, family life, misfit, family problems, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, terminal illness, tragic love, dysfunctional family, introspection, death in the family, family problems, couples, love and romance, youth, addiction, redemption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Mississippi Damned (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three poor Black kids in rural Mississippi reap the consequences of their family's cycle of abuse, addiction, and violence.
Style: rough, touching, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: introspection, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, human nature, family problems, family relations, society, addiction, family in crisis, child abuse, drug addiction, children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
I Used to Be Darker (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When Taryn, a Northern Irish runaway, finds herself in trouble in Ocean City, MD, she seeks refuge with her aunt and uncle in Baltimore. But Kim and Bill have problems of their own: they’re trying to handle the end of their marriage gracefully for ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, touching, mumblecore ...
Plot: introspection, family problems, love and romance, crumbling marriage, couples, looking for love, unfulfillment, folk, runaway, couple relations, family relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maryland, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Particles of Truth (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Life, love, and the fear of failing... Lilli Black, battling her painful memories and the secrets surrounding her dying father, collides into the complicated and obsessive life of Morrison Wiley on the streets of New York City. This peculiar love ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, gloomy
Plot: couples, life is a bitch, introspection, family relations, family life, human nature, estrangement, family problems, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, mental illness, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 ⇓
43%
Life, Above All (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A touching mother-daughter relationship that reflects the modern South Africa.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, little girl, poverty, human spirit, family relations, leaving home, social relations, family problems, estrangement, social misfits, youth, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: realistic, touching, emotional, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, terminal illness, coping, parents and children, unfulfillment, estrangement, family in crisis, father son relationship, life is a bitch, hopes, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
 2K
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: serious, sincere, emotional, touching, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, friendship, death in the family, bittersweet, grieving, depression, life is a bitch, love story, teenager, grief, dealing with death, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 857
Offline (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A man attempts to reclaim the life that prison took from him but his dark past threatens to ruin everything.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, gloomy
Plot: haunted by the past, redemption, starting over, dysfunctional family, hopes, estrangement, family problems, parents and children, family relations, human nature, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Grief of Others (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Ryries have suffered a loss: the death of a baby just fifty-seven hours after his birth. Without words to express their grief, the parents, John and Ricky, try to return to their previous lives. The couple's children, ten-year-old Biscuit ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, couples, family problems, life is a bitch, couple relations, death in the family, parents and children, dealing with death, family crisis, dysfunctional family, mourning, reconciliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.4
 854
Betrayed at 17 (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mother vows to get justice when her daughter's life is destroyed by a sex video that goes viral.
Style: serious, suspenseful, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: seduction, high school, righting the wronged, high school life, teenage life, social relations, private vs public, family problems, family relations, siblings relations, parents and children, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Alison Dodge, a 17-year old raised by her mother, decides on her own to spend her last summer before college getting to know her father
Style: serious, uplifting, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: estranged father, fear of commitment, coming of age, introspection, teenage life, estrangement, family problems, one more chance, youth, redemption, parents and children, first sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When irascible matriarch Viola Price learns that her next asthma attack will likely kill her, she is determined to fix her fractured family before she leaves this world.
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, family problems, estrangement, dysfunctional family, hopes, aging, love, lifetime, asthma, women, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%