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Taken Away (2014)
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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 into signing the papers and really wants her daughter back. After sneaking into the adoption agency to find out who the adoptive parents are, she takes them to court to fight for custody.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: adoption, custody, courtroom drama, righting the wronged, youth, family relations, parents and children, fighting the system, legal, teenage life, rivalry, family problems, single parent, father daughter relationship, politician, hidden truth, teenager, buried truth
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, youth, teenage life, single parent and hopes mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Taken Away: A Brand New Life (2009), Like Dandelion Dust (2009), Little Glory (2011), Drunkboat (2010), Absence (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Brand New Life (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, South Korea
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Young Jinhee is taken by her father to an orphanage near Seoul. He leaves her there never to return, and she struggles to come to grips with her fate. Jinhee desperately believes her father will come back for her and take her on a trip. The film is ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: adoption, orphan, family relations, dysfunctional family, hopes, parents and children, nun, family problems, youth, orphanage, father daughter relationship, child abandonment ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: korea, seoul, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Like Dandelion Dust (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A compelling drama that explores the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty, realistic lives of a struggling family, and a privileged family. Their lives intersect, intertwine and collide, all for the love of a little boy. This film ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: custody, adoption, family relations, starting over, parents and children, social worker, hopes, family life, family problems, life turned upside down, legal, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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, coming of age, fear of commitment, introspection, teenage life, youth, estrangement, family problems, one more chance, redemption, parents and children, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa, san diego california, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 172
Little Glory (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After his parents’ death, Shawn, 19 and mildly delinquent, tries to look after his little sister to cash in on his dad’s life insurance. But you can’t buy love -- and you sure can’t ignore it. Shawn will find out he’s got more to gain by ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, psychological, gloomy
Plot: custody, family problems, coming of age, teenage life, family relations, rivalry, youth, small town, family life, dog, siblings relations, grownups ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 4.7
 681
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, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.3
 163
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: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, bleak
Plot: dysfunctional family, teenage life, family relations, family problems, youth, parents and children, child as adult, coming of age, teachers and students, siblings relations, power relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Twelve Mile Road (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A divorced farmer takes in his troubled teenage daughter for the summer, a summer which changes the lives of the two of them, and their friends and family.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: troubled teen, family relations, farmer, teenage life, family problems, estrangement, friendship, parents and children, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, elderly, summer vacation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.0
 2K
For Ellen (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After an overnight long-distance drive, Joby has a special meeting—with lawyers and his ex-wife. A struggling musician with the prerequisite tattoos, slimy hair, goatee, and his head firmly floating in the clouds, Joby hasn’t been around to be a ...
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, serious
Plot: parents and children, hopes, rivalry, family problems, custody, babies and infants, family relations, estrangement, family gatherings, child custody, musician, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 5.4
 851
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, dealing with death, dishonesty, youth, lifestyle, crimes, investigation, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sexy ...
Plot: single parent, pregnancy, moral dilemma, teenage life, lifestyle, youth, love and romance, society, family problems, parents and children, family life, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: family relations, single father, single parent, family in crisis, parents and children, family problems, life turned upside down, babies and infants, death in the family, parent child relationship, father son relationship, baby ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Another Perfect Stranger (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ten years have passed. Nikki's daughter Sarah, now 19 and heading West for college, is at her own spiritual crossroads. To make matters worse, her mother has recently revealed that, nearly a decade ago, she was the dinner guest of the Almighty ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: teenage life, religions or cults, family relations, mysterious character, youth, parents and children, friendship, college, christian propaganda, stranger, discussion, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.5
 165
Crackie (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Life on the Rock never seemed easy, but for Mitsy it is especially rough. The teenager has been abandoned by her mother, a particularly unfit parent prone to both the bottle and the sex trade. She is left to be brought up by her mercurial ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Plot: sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, parents and children, teenage life, single parent, youth, prostitute, family problems, family relations, estrangement, small town life, absent mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Too Young to Be a Dad (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When 15-year-old, Matt Freeman, gets his girlfriend, Francesca, pregnant her family decides to put the unborn baby up for adoption. Matt agrees to the decision, but begins to rethink it. This movie is taken from the father's point of view.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: teenage pregnancy, life turned upside down, teenage life, adoption, babies and infants, youth, family problems, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, human spirit, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Losing Isaiah (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Khaila Richards, a crack-addicted single mother, accidentally leaves her baby in a dumpster while high and returns the next day in a panic to find he is missing. In reality, the baby has been adopted by a warm-hearted social worker, Margaret Lewin, ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, thought provoking, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adoption, racist, custody battle, courtroom drama, single parent, parents and children, family problems, legal action, family relations, human nature, custody, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: religions or cults, forbidden love, couples, love and romance, society, youth, culture clash, adolescence vs adulthood, love affair, family problems, family relations, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Pregnancy Project (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Pregnancy project tells the real story of Gaby Rodriguez, a seventeen-year-old who attended a Washington state high-school and made her senior school project the treatment of pregnant teenagers by pretending to be pregnant.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, thought provoking
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, high school, pregnancy, dishonesty, family relations, youth, parents and children, teachers and students, social relations, high school life, power relations, teenager
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
All the Wilderness (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Keeping to himself in the wake his father's death, James Charm finds refuge in solitary walks and creating morbid sketches — until a charismatic new friend and a quirky young woman begin to draw him out of his shell.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, family relations, self discovery, single parent, youth, boy, teenage boy, therapist, mother son relationship, coming of age, skater, swimming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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
Plot: kids in trouble, juvenile delinquency, family relations, single parent, youth, crimes, parents and children, bittersweet, childhood, financial problem, teenage boy, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latvia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Lost & Found Family (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When her husband dies, Mrs. Ester Hobbes (Ellen Bry, TV's St. Elsewhere) learns that his wealth was just an illusion. Her only real inheritance is a run-down Southern home occupied by a foster family. Slowly, Mrs. Hobbes finds herself making ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family problems, society, youth, orphan, adoption, introspection, family relations, religions or cults, family, redemption, parents and children, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.8
 941
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, family in crisis, family problems, drug abuse, teenage life, working class, dysfunctional family, parents and children, single parent, youth, bus, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: family life, parents and children, teenage life, dysfunctional family, love and romance, single parent, youth, family problems, family relations, hopes, estrangement, farm ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Reviving Ophelia (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The difficulties two sisters face raising their teenage daughters
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, serious
Plot: family problems, coming of age, family relations, youth, teenage life, obsession, family life, single parent, hidden truth, parents and children, kids in trouble, disgraced ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 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
Plot: teenage life, friendship, death in the family, bittersweet, grieving, depression, life is a bitch, dealing with death, youth, parents and children, friends, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, asthma, elderly, righting the wronged, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: working class, family problems, single parent, parents and children, society, youth, siblings relations, eviction, suburbs, family relations, child in peril, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, alcohol abuse, parents and children, dysfunctional family, life turned upside down, disorder, youth, single parent, family relations, family problems, unemployment, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In 2008, New York mother Tiffany Rubin faced every parent's worst nightmare when her six year old son Kobe vanished into thin air. Upon learning that Kobe had been kidnapped by his biological father and taken to South Korea, Tiffany seeks the ...
Style: suspenseful, emotional, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: kidnapping, confined, rescue, family problems, single parent, crimes, parents and children, family relations, husband wife relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship, stepfather stepson relationship, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.4
 433
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, aging, youth, single parent, crimes, immigrants, going straight, family life, parents and children, redemption ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.6
 206
Lost Paradise (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Lucie and her father Hugo have grown closer since Lucie's mother left unexpectedly a year prior. When her mother returns, Hugo becomes jealous and angry.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: family relations, family problems, parents and children, unfulfillment, single parent, spouse leaving, haunted by the past, female masturbation, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife conflict, family conflict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%