Movies like The Chalk Garden

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The Chalk Garden (1964)
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The Chalk Garden (1964)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A grandmother seeks a governess for her 16 year old granddaughter, Laurel, who manages to drive away each and every one so far by exposing their past, with a record of three in one week! When an applicant with a mysterious past manages to get the job, Laurel vows to expose her. Meanwhile, Laurel's married-divorced-married mother tries to get her back.
Style: psychological, tense, clever, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, haunted by the past, cure, nanny, judge, problem child, governess, adolescence, teenage life, youth, parents and children, love and romance, family problems, society, couples, hypocrisy, child as adult, gardening, grandparent grandchild relationship, teenage girl, deception, lie, gardener, butler, murder ...
Time: 60s
Place: england

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Most similar movies to The Chalk Garden

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and psychological films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, youth, love and romance, couples and teenage life mostly in Drama, Mystery and Romance genres. Some movies like The Chalk Garden: Track 29 (1988), The Thirteenth Tale (2013), After (2014), Headwinds (2011), Flame in the Streets (1961). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Track 29 (1988)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Years after a desperate teenage Linda gives up her baby for adoption, she finds herself face-to-face with Martin, a young man claiming to be her long-lost son. Linda embraces Martin and in him finds a welcome reprieve from her unhappy marriage to ...
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, adoption, crimes, mystery, love and romance, mysterious character, mentally unstable, betrayal, family problems, family relations, couples, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: north carolina
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95%
The Thirteenth Tale (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Margaret Lea, a young biographer, attempts to interview writer Vida Winter, whose health is deteriorating. Vida has previously denied access to the secrets of her life and childhood home. Vida tells her story to Margaret, helping Margaret to ...
Style: gothic, captivating, serious, touching, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: haunted by the past, family relations, twins, writer's life, mystery, aging, sibling relationship, storytelling, teenage life, youth, coming of age, elderly ...
Place: england
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85%
 5.1
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After (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A haunting and powerful psychological thriller. Set in icy upstate New York in the winter of 2002, "After" is about the Valentinos, a middle class clan facing financial hardship--their family stone cutting business is slowly failing--and ...
Style: psychological, realistic, captivating, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, family in crisis, family problems, haunted by the past, love, working class, bankruptcy, confusion, secret, denial, grief, gardening ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Headwinds (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sarah tells Paul that she wants out of their marriage; the next day she disappears. A year later and Paul along with their children return to his childhood town to start anew after the loss of his wife and their mother.
Style: touching, psychological, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: homecoming, starting over, missing person, family relations, hopes, haunted by the past, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, creative block, parents and children, life is a bitch, writers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Flame in the Streets (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Flame in the Streets is a 1961 British drama film directed by Roy Ward Baker. Racial tensions manifest themselves at home, work and on the streets during Bonfire Night in the burgeoning West Indian community of early 1960s Britain. Trades union ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: interracial relations, factory, racism, family relations, union, opposites attract, society, life is a bitch, workplace, injustice, couples, rebellion ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, social relations, youth, parents and children, haunted by the past, single parent, teenage life, suburbs, self discovery, coming of age, teenager, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Restless (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Maurice (Michel Piccoli) is a composer, and a longtime member of the resistance. By chance, he shares a house with his teenager granddaughter. Claire, at 17, is eager to experience all sorts of things and the sooner the better, and rebels against ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating, gloomy
Plot: love and romance, relationship vs career, teenage love, family relations, elderly, youth, teenage life, couples, haunted by the past, estrangement, aging, first love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Don't Tell (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy, UK, France, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Sabina has a regular life. She is satisfied with her job and her love for Franco. Lately nightmares start disturbing her, and almost in the same time she discovers to be pregnant. Step by step she remembers her childhood spent within a severe ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, touching, sincere ...
Plot: incest, dysfunctional family, family relations, pregnancy, sexual abuse, introspection, self discovery, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, infidelity, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Where Love Has Gone (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A divorced couple's teen-age daughter stands trial for stabbing her mother's latest lover.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy, suspenseful
Plot: murder, alcohol abuse, custody, haunted by the past, courtroom, family relations, investigation, betrayal, manipulation, teenage daughter, marriage, trial ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
All Fall Down (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Ralph and Annabell Willart are a feuding couple who are constantly bickering over their worthless, good-for nothing son Berry-Berry..
Style: gloomy, emotional, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, love triangle, alcohol abuse, pregnancy, womanizer, adolescence, family life, siblings relations, teenage life, americana, on the road, parents and children ...
Time: 60s
Place: ohio, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Ten Days Wonder (1971)
Genre: Mystery, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Anthony Perkins, a young sculptor with a weird penchant for waking up in strange hotels with his memory wiped clean and bloodied hands, invites a former professor (Michel Piccoli) to the Gatsby-like provincial manor presided over by his powerful ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: murder, unlikely criminals, love and romance, amateur detective, crime, deadly, mystery, riddles and clues, adoption, love triangle, family in crisis, parents and children ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.2
 132
Story of Jen (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A man commits suicide leaving a disturbing note. His wife and his daughter try to cope with it when the step-brother of the deceased visits them.
Style: tense, serious, psychological, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: manhunt, pregnancy, estrangement, parents and children, teenage life, odd couple, youth, escapades, on the run, family relations, single parent, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Shanghai Spell (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Spain, France, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A fourteen year old lad discovers his first love at the point of his pencil whilst drawing the portrait of a sickly but coquettish fifteen year old girl. In the neighbourhood an old freedom-fighter pits himself against bad types, a pretty ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: murder, undercover, teenage love, parents and children, teenage life, family relations, crimes, love and romance, youth, romance, village, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: barcelona, spain, china, catalonia, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.3
 144
Absence (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A daily, familiar, sexual and emotional drama. Based on the character Serginho, the plot is based around various aspects of this "no longer a boy, not yet a man". We follow his day to day: the recently acquired role of man of the house, ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, bleak
Plot: dysfunctional family, teenage life, youth, child as adult, family problems, family relations, parents and children, coming of age, teachers and students, power relations, siblings relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Father's Choice (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The fast-paced city life of two sisters is turned upside down when they are sent to live in the country with their father after their mother is killed.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: teenage life, family life, parents and children, family problems, single parent, youth, love and romance, dysfunctional family, family relations, estrangement, farm, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Return to Peyton Place (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Residents of the small town of Peyton Place aren't pleased when they realize they're the characters in local writer Allison MacKenzie's controversial first novel. A sequel to the hit 1957 film.
Style: emotional, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, family relations, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, love and romance, coming of age, single parent, youth, society, haunted by the past, parents and children ...
Time: 50s
Place: new york, usa, massachusetts, new hampshire, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.0
 379
Black Girl (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An aspiring dancer and her wicked sister's resent their mother's love for a foster daughter.
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, couples, family problems, injustice, hopes, youth, society, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.4
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Lone Star (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.
Style: twists and turns, tense, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: sheriff, murder, police investigation, haunted by the past, investigation, mystery, crime, crimes, law enforcement, parents and children, small town life, generation gap ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, southern usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 7.0
 679
Gypsy Girl (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young, lonely, mentaly retarded teenage girl finds solace in burying dead animals after the sudden death of a friend of hers.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: village, countryside, pets, society, family problems, family relations, church, social relations, solace, mental institution, teenage life, youth ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, youth, working class, siblings relations, teenage life, haunted by the past, introspection, family in crisis, society, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Home Before Dark (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: It's 1963 in rural Massachusetts, and Nora James has the usual worries of an eleven year-old girl:lipstick, first crushes, staying out of trouble at school...not easy when your teacher is the elderly Sister Concilia. And even harder when your ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: family relations, assassination, hopes, single parent, parents and children, murder, dysfunctional family, nanny, contests and competitions, deadly, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.2
 370
In Mom's Head (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lulu's mother is depressed and has been as far back as she can remember, Lulu is determined to discover the truth behind her listlessness.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, love and romance, youth, life is a bitch, parents and children, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, secret, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Flower of Evil (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three generations of a wealthy Bordeaux family are caught in the crossfire when Anne decides to run for mayor, thanks to a political pamphlet that revives an old murder scandal.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: incest, haunted by the past, crimes, womanizer, bourgeoisie, forbidden love, parents and children, murder, society, politics, family problems, campaign ...
Place: vichy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Sandra (1965)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Sandra comes back to Volterra, in Tuscany, the little town where she spent her childhood. She is with her American husband, Andrew. She wishes to pay homage to her father who died in Auschwitz where she was still a little child. In Volterra, Andrew ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: family relations, brother sister incest, deportation, post world war two, deception, auschwitz, self discovery, siblings relations, parents and children, family life, holocaust, haunted by the past ...
Time: 60s, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Expecting Amish (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: 18-year-old Hannah Yoder is ready to become an Amish adult - which means baptism into the Church and marriage to her boyfriend, Samuel. However, her friends convince her to visit Hollywood for Rumspringa where she meets Josh and the two hit it off ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, religions or cults, society, love and romance, youth, couples, love affair, culture clash, adolescence vs adulthood, pregnancy, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Streetcar Named Desire (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Blanche Dubois goes to visit her pregnant sister and husband Stanley in New Orleans. Stanley doesn't like her, and starts pushing her for information on some property he know was left to the sisters. He discovers she has mortgaged the place and ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, psychological, touching, serious ...
Plot: abusive husband, sister sister relationship, mental illness, pregnancy, rape, family problems, family relations, unfulfillment, redemption, obsession, infidelity, love and romance ...
Time: 50s
Place: new orleans, usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Sex & the Single Mom (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jess Gradwell and her teenage daughter boast a superclose relationship. When it comes to sex, however, Mom won't stand for anything less than premarital celibacy. So she gets a pretty healthy dose of her own medicine when she winds up getting ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: single parent, pregnancy, moral dilemma, teenage life, love and romance, society, youth, lifestyle, family problems, family life, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Virgin (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When a teenager finds herself pregnant, with no memory of having had sex, she determines that she is carrying the child of God.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, family relations, clergy, parents and children, sexual abuse, small town, teenage life, youth, society, teenage girl, pastor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Gebo and the Shadow (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Despite his age and general weariness, Gebo keeps on working as an accountant to provide for his family. He lives with his wife, Doroteia, and his daughter-in-law, Sofia, but it is the absence of João, son and husband, that worries them.Gebo seems ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, suspense, tense ...
Plot: poverty, honor, family relations, family problems, parents and children, society, thief, missing child
Time: 19th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Family Life (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A 19 years old London girl received agressive psychiatric treatments for her schizophrenic behaviour by a doctor who still wants her family to insure the guard of the child without any regards to the facts that it is this family who's ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, bleak, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, pregnancy, family relations, schizophrenia, abusive father, family problems, power relations, couples, misfit, society, family life, mental illness ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%