Movies and TV shows like Finding Carter

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Finding Carter (2014)
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Finding Carter (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A teenager finds out she was abducted as a toddler and returns to her biological family.
Style: touching, emotional, tense, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: parents and children, life turned upside down, kidnapping, teenage life, missing child, introspection, crimes, self discovery, starting over, family secret, uncover truth, family life, family problems, coming of age, therapy, dysfunctional family, family reunited, grandparent and grandchild, student, youth, family relations, jealousy, intelligence, life changing experience, policewoman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

Most similar movies to Finding Carter

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films and TV series with plots about parents and children, family relations, family problems, youth, family life, coming of age and teenage life mostly in Drama, Romance and Family genres. Some movies like Finding Carter: The Fosters (2013), Brothers and Sisters (2006), Life Unexpected (2010), Switched at Birth (2011), The Face on the Milk Carton (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Fosters (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Stef Foster, a dedicated police officer, and her partner Lena Adams, a school vice principal, have built a close-knit, loving family with Stef's biological son from a previous marriage, Brandon, and their adopted twins, Mariana and Jesus. Their ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, melancholic, sincere ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gays and lesbians, foster child, lesbian mother, foster home, step siblings, lesbian, adoption, troubled teen, teenage life, blended family, family problems, supportive parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san diego california, california
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Brothers and Sisters (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Brothers & Sisters is an American television drama series that centers on the Walker family and their lives in Pasadena, California. The series premiered on ABC on September 24, 2006, and aired its final episode on May 8, 2011. It aired, for its ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family drama, family relations, family business, mistress, parents and children, siblings relations, couple relations, family life, love and romance, parenthood, jealousy, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: california, los angeles, usa, pasadena california
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Life Unexpected (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Life Unexpected is a coming-of-age family drama that centers around 16-year-old Lux, who was given up for adoption at birth but never adopted. When she is put back into the custody of her estranged-since-high-school birth parents, Cate and Baze, the ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, semi serious, touching, humorous ...
Audience: teen drama, girls' night
Plot: foster child, teenager, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, family relations, adolescence, immature, teenage life, proposal, thirtysomething life, judge, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: portland oregon
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Switched at Birth (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The story of two teenage girls who discover they were accidentally switched as newborns in the hospital. Bay Kennish grew up in a wealthy family with two parents and a brother, while Daphne Vasquez, who lost her hearing at an early age due to a case ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, realistic, captivating
Audience: family outing, teen drama
Plot: sign language, mute or deaf, deaf, teenage life, family relations, relatives, best friends, social relations, friends, family life, parents and children, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas city
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100%
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The Face on the Milk Carton (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on the book by Caroline B. Cooney, a girl happens to look down at a milk carton one day and she sees herself on the back! Could her parents really have kidnapped her?
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, family relations, prom, missing child, life is a bitch, love and romance, mystery, young heroes, life turned upside down, family problems, youth, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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100%
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October Baby (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: OCTOBER BABY is the coming of age story of a beautiful and naive college freshman who discovers that her entire life is a lie and sets out on a road trip with a host of misfits to discover herself and the answers she craves.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, christian film
Plot: asthma, birth mother, self discovery, abortion, adoption, journey, life turned upside down, coming of age, hopes, youth, best friends, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
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100%
 6.9
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Summerland (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Summerland is an American drama television series created by Stephen Tolkin and Lori Loughlin. It is centered on a clothing designer in her 30s, Ava Gregory, raising her niece and nephews after their parents die in a tragic accident. They live in ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, emotional, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, death of parent, loss of parent, family relations, love and romance, siblings relations, teenage life, beach, parents and children, family problems, life turned upside down, marijuana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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34%
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Dearest (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Drawing on remarkable true stories, Peter Chan delivers a moving drama about child abduction in China. Huang Bo stars as a father whose young son disappears in the streets of a big city. He sets out on a search across China, stopping at nothing to ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, tense
Plot: kidnapping, uncover truth, life turned upside down, parents and children, danger, missing child, crimes, couple relations, adoption, family problems, couples, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
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31%
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Moving On (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Moving On is a British television series set in contemporary Britain consisting of standalone dramas all sharing the theme of someone going through some kind of change in their life and moving on.
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: introspection, starting over, hopes, life turned upside down, family problems, family relations, redemption, couples, parents and children, couple relations, optimism, change
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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30%
Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Ames' seem to have built the perfect life until their six year old daughter is kidnapped; over the course of seven days they begin to uncover secrets about their past that could rip their marriage and lives apart.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, uncover truth, parents and children, family relations, under the surface, danger, disorder, life turned upside down, crimes, secret, confined, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, sincere, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: custody, adoption, starting over, family relations, parents and children, social worker, family life, hopes, family problems, life turned upside down, rivalry, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, contemplative
Plot: family relations, gang, homecoming, self discovery, dysfunctional family, family problems, immigrants, aging, crimes, single parent, going straight, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: student film
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, family business, teenage life, follow your dream, society, hopes, family problems, human spirit, parents and children, family life, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Everwood (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After the death of his wife, world-class neurosurgeon Dr. Andrew Brown leaves Manhattan and moves his family to the small town of Everwood, Colorado. There he becomes a small-town doctor and learns parenting on the fly as he raises his talented but ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: family relations, single father, small town, small town life, dysfunctional family, doctor, family problems, parents and children, youth, workplace, bittersweet, crush ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 132
Sandcastle (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Singapore
Duration: 91 min.
Story: En is an 18-year-old who has lost his father to cancer. As his family is drawn together in a sudden tragedy, he has to decide what he believes in. But in a country where ideologies are forged on constantly shifting sands, he struggles to stay true ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, parents and children, introspection, family relations, youth, teenage life, soldier, alzheimer's disease, missing person, family in crisis, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 156
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: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, bleak
Plot: dysfunctional family, teenage life, parents and children, child as adult, youth, family problems, family relations, coming of age, teachers and students, power relations, siblings relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: adoption, teenage pregnancy, life turned upside down, teenage life, human spirit, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, family in crisis, youth, babies and infants, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: starting over, life turned upside down, self discovery, ambition, family relations, eccentric family, parents and children, family problems, relationship vs career, family life, breakup, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, venice california
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28%
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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: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, introspection, parents and children, redemption, youth, one more chance, family problems, estrangement, estranged father, father daughter relationship, fear of commitment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa, san diego california, phoenix arizona
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27%
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Amber (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: The disappearance of 14 year old Amber Bailey sets off a two-year search during which her family will go through unimaginable pressures. As the days, months and years progress the mystery deepens, and strange and terrifying clues come to light, ...
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: missing person, missing daughter, parents and children, family relations, family problems, missing child, suburbs, teenage girl, reporter, investigation, crimes, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
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27%
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The Slap (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A family drama that explodes from one small incident where a man slaps another couple's misbehaving child. This seemingly minor domestic dispute pulls the family apart, exposes long-held secrets, and ignites a lawsuit that challenges the core ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating
Plot: family problems, couples, family relations, domestic violence, friendship, infidelity, suburbs, parents and children, couple relations, family in crisis, dishonesty, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Hiding (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
TV show
Story: In order to survive, Lincoln Swift must take his family into witness protection and give evidence against his former employer, vicious crime boss Nils Vandenberg. With new names and fresh identities, the Swifts are ripped from their Gold Coast home ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Plot: hidden identity, life turned upside down, family in danger, witnessing a crime, witness protection, dishonesty, family relations, hopes, crimes, parents and children, starting over, master criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
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Blessed (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Seven lost children wander the night streets while their mothers await their return home.
Style: touching, sincere, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: missing child, juvenile delinquency, self discovery, teenage life, rebellion, family relations, family problems, youth, parents and children, rebelliousness, dysfunctional family, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Prisoners' Wives (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Behind every prisoner, there's a wife, girlfriend or mother doing time on the outside. For some it's a nightmare, for others a liberation. Prisoners' Wives - it's time to tell their stories.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, psychological ...
Plot: prison, couples, social relations, family relations, crimes, parents and children, housewife, coping, female protagonist, strong female presence, couple relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.9
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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: realistic, sincere, touching, serious
Plot: family relations, youth, social relations, haunted by the past, parents and children, single parent, self discovery, suburbs, teenage life, coming of age, teenager, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.4
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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: family relations, estrangement, haunted by the past, interracial relations, death in the family, family problems, society, unfulfillment, hopes, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, alabama
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26%
Venice the Series (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
TV show
Story: Venice: The Series is a web series co-produced by and starring American actress Crystal Chappell, and is inspired in part by the "Otalia" storyline on the daytime drama Guiding Light. The series has been broadcast since 2009, and is ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbianism, family relations, love and romance, gender, lifestyle, gays and lesbians, family life, parents and children, designer, strong female presence, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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26%
The Deep End of the Ocean (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Michelle Pfeiffer is ferocious in the role of a desperate mother whose 3-year-old son disappears during her high school reunion. Nine years later, by chance, he turns up in the town in which the family has just relocated. Based on Jacquelyn ...
Style: sentimental, psychological, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: missing child, reunion, kidnapping, missing person, family relations, family life, parents and children, family problems, police detective, crimes, child abduction, mother son reunion ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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26%
30 Degrees in February (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: ​From International Emmy Award-winning writer Anders Weidemann, compelling ten-part drama 30 Degrees in February follows a group of Swedes who've left the snow and cold of Scandinavia for the warm, sandy beaches of Thailand in the dead of ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: starting over, family life, hopes, immigrants, society, culture clash, follow your dream, parents and children, family relations, self discovery, unfulfillment, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia
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26%
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Toe to Toe (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Out on the lacrosse pitch, wealthy but troubled Jesse and poor but driven Tosha form an easy and deep bond, but their relationship is threatened once they enter the hallways of an elite prep school they attend in Washington, D.C. There, they must ...
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, self discovery, teenage life, racism, youth, social differences, lacrosse, high school life, family relations, friends, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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26%