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Father's Chair (2012)
 6.8
 1K
Father's Chair (2012)
Original name: A Busca
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Theo is living the good life in an upscale Brazilian neighborhood. He’s a hardworking doctor, husband, and father. However, Theo has chosen his career over his family, and little by little he discovers that his world is crumbling around him. His beloved mentor and surrogate father is dying, and his wife announces that she wants a divorce. Yet nothing prepares him for the day when he comes home to discover that his 15-year-old son, Pedro, has disappeared. Theo takes to the road in search of his son. In a journey that leads him throughout Brazil, Theo discovers what really matters to him. Searching for his missing son, Theo finds himself.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, psychological, captivating, contemplative
Plot: on the road, family relations, couples, family problems, life turned upside down, parents and children, self discovery, disorder, crumbling marriage, relationship vs career, father son relationship, grandfather, teenage boy, false identity, career, father and son, mysterious disappearance, relationship problems, ambition, teenager, horse, motorcycle, pregnancy, childbirth, boat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america

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Most similar movies to Father's Chair

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and psychological films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, life turned upside down, couples, family in crisis and female director mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres. Some movies like Father's Chair: Now, Forager (2012), And Baby Will Fall (2011), The Ape (2009), The Other Son (2012), The Dinner (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.4
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Now, Forager (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Poland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Lucien and Regina are foragers - they gather wild mushrooms and sell them to New York restaurants. They live simply, according to the seasons. When Regina seeks more stability, their marriage is put to a test.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, gloomy
Plot: relationship vs career, couple relations, ambition, lifestyle, unfulfilled love, crumbling marriage, love and romance, couples, life turned upside down, family problems, restaurant, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
And Baby Will Fall (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Expectant parents become prime suspects in the disappearance of a pregnant woman who was last seen at their garage sale. Model citizen David Rose runs a garden center and is a devoted house-father. Like his wife Ivy, who suffered two stillbirths, ...
Style: serious, captivating, psychological, suspense, tense ...
Plot: prison, infidelity, crimes, police detective, family problems, family relations, love affair, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, pregnancy, mysterious disappearance, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 5.9
 2K
The Ape (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A descent into hell, Jesper Ganslandt's disturbing and suspenseful second feature begins with a man waking up in unfamiliar surroundings, only to find the life he knew the day before is gone.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: introspection, losing-it hero, human nature, moral dilemma, disorder, life turned upside down, family relations, parents and children, heroes, surrealism, hell, father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Other Son (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two men discover they were accidentally switched at birth.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sentimental
Plot: family relations, switched at birth, parents and children, family problems, life turned upside down, teenage boy, introspection, society, disorder, interracial relations, family in crisis, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, palestinian authority
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 6.0
 2K
The Dinner (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Adapting a Dutch bestseller inspired by a shocking real-life crime, Menno Meyjes (screenwriter of The Color Purple and Lionheart) directs this excoriating assessment of Europe’s contemporary social ills.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, disturbing, bleak
Plot: family relations, couple relations, under the surface, family problems, couples, haunted by the past, human nature, parents and children, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, restaurant, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.9
 581
Torn (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Two families bond when their teenage sons are killed in an explosion at a suburban mall only to discover one of their children is the prime suspect.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: life turned upside down, police investigation, family in crisis, parents and children, dishonesty, family problems, family relations, shopping mall, death in the family, dealing with death, suburbs, explosion
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Come Rain Come Shine (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: David Jason stars as cockney ex-docker Don Mitchell in this emotional drama. Don is incredibly proud of his son David’s affluent lifestyle. The cars, the detached house and private schooling for the children were things Don could only dream about ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, serious, contemplative
Plot: family relations, parents and children, estrangement, relationship vs career, working class, couples, emotionless, life turned upside down, family in crisis, society, heart attack, three generations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.5
 182
Week-ends (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It sometimes takes little to spoil a weekend in the country. A simple misunderstanding in a supermarket parking lot, a bad reaction, and there you go, everything is awry. Nothing is going well for Christine. Jean leaves her. Her oldest friends, ...
Style: emotional, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: friendship, countryside, introspection, breakup, self discovery, couple relations, disorder, family problems, couples, life turned upside down, friends, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Wajma, an Afghan Love Story (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Afghanistan, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It’s snowing in Kabul, and gregarious waiter Mustafa charms a pretty student named Wajma. The pair begin a clandestine relationship—they’re playful and passionate but ever mindful of the societal rules they are breaking. After Wajma discovers ...
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, forbidden love, parents and children, life turned upside down, society, student, honor, love, rivalry, romance, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Policeman's Wife (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 175 min.
Story: The story of a young couple who live in a small town with their four-year-old daughter. The husband is so caught up in his work as a policeman that he gradually becomes increasingly alienated from his wife and daughter who become ever closer to one ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: accident, family problems, couple relations, family relations, couples, small town, unfulfillment, parents and children, crumbling marriage, domestic violence, mother daughter relationship, police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The American Standards (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: At a crossroads in his life, Doc Jennings goes home to celebrate his mother's birthday and uncovers dramatic family secrets. Lies, affairs and afflictions bubble to the surface of his seemingly perfect family. Can they come back together or is ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating
Plot: family relations, family problems, couples, parents and children, family in crisis, life turned upside down, wedding anniversary, love, father son relationship, hospital, society, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Blood and Ties (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Da-eun lives a happy life with her single father, a man who sacrificed everything in his life for her. She loved her father very dearly. However, their relationship is about to take an unexpected turn. Da-eun becomes suspicious that her father might ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: uncover truth, parents and children, murder, kidnapping, crimes, moral dilemma, family relations, hidden identity, investigation, single parent, dishonesty, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Through the Air (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Vincent, a former air rifle champion lives a quiet life with his wife and his daughter. Despite his happy family life he ends up with economic problems. One day at the shooting range he meets the mysterious Renaud who promises him a solution to his ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: parents and children, moral dilemma, contract killing, conspiracy, couples, family problems, family in crisis, money, death of father, train, prostitute, boat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, serious, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: kidnapping, under the surface, parents and children, family relations, uncover truth, life turned upside down, crimes, disorder, secret, life is a bitch, confined, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, life turned upside down, self discovery, ambition, family problems, relationship vs career, family life, eccentric family, family relations, parents and children, breakup, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, venice california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.2
 236
Norfolk (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Set in Norfolk, amidst an idyllic, brooding landscape, an innocent teenage boy and his battle-weary father live a simple life. Days are spent hunting, fishing and daydreaming. Out-of-nowhere, disrupting this tranquility, a mysterious intense figure ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: teenage life, hitman, family in crisis, family relations, parents and children, family problems, life is a bitch, isolation, single parent, youth, father son relationship, mercenary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.3
 712
An Open Heart (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Argentina
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Mila and Javier, both renowned surgeons and both passionate about their work, have been madly in love for the past 10 years. They have always taken great care to preserve their extraordinary love for each other and refuse to succumb to the routine ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, crumbling marriage, couple relations, couples, supportive spouse, addiction, pregnancy, male female relationship, pregnant wife, relationship vs career, relationships, physician ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Day I Was Not Born (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Argentina
Duration: 94 min.
Story: During a stopover in Buenos Aires on her way to Chile, 31-year-old Maria recognizes a nursery rhyme. Maria doesn't speak a work of Spanish, but without understanding what she is singing, she remembers the Spanish lyrics. Disturbed and thrown ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: self discovery, redemption, parents and children, protecting from truth, family relations, uncover truth, haunted by the past, adoption, hopes, society, life is a bitch, against humanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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 ⇓
52%
The Third Side of the River (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tensions rise when a doctor (Daniel Veronese) pressures his teenage son to follow in his footsteps.
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, tense, serious
Plot: coming of age, family relations, family problems, parents and children, teenage life, under the surface, dysfunctional family, small town, father son relationship, double life, social relations, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.9
 798
Balancing Act (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Having cheated on his wife, Giulio, a municipal employee, moves out, but has to find a solution on how to still support his family, and himself.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, breakup, parents and children, life is a bitch, couples, downfall, unfulfillment, job seeking, down on your luck, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Saving Grace B. Jones (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In a 1950s-era Missouri town the life of a couple is thrown into chaos when the husband's sister is released from the local asylum and comes to live with the family.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: family in danger, redemption, homecoming, couples, life turned upside down, family problems, domestic disturbance, disorder, family in crisis, hopes, mentally unstable, estrangement ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1951
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Thursday Till Sunday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: As she and her family embark on a short vacation, a Chilean teenager slowly comes to the realization that her parents might be splitting up.
Style: serious, tense, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, bittersweet, parents and children, on the road, protecting from truth, crumbling marriage, siblings relations, under the surface, parents separation, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
How I Killed My Father (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When his long-time disappeared father is entering his life again, Jean-Luc, a successful doctor, has no option but to face his own life story. Will he ever be able to forget and forgive?
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: murder, aging, family relations, clinic, family life, homecoming, parents and children, family problems, estrangement, resentment, haunted by the past, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, europe, czechoslovakia, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Natural Sciences (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 70 min.
Story: In a rural school in the middle of the mountains, a girl who is starting to become a woman feels the profound need to discover her true identity. She does not know who her father is and she is determined to find him, but her mother does not approve ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: obsessive quest, family relations, on the road, self discovery, hopes, youth, family problems, parents and children, teachers and students, coming of age, search for father, unknown father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.5
 212
Istanbul (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Netherlands, Ireland, Turkey
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Housewife Katalin Munk (Johanna ter Steege) has her world torn apart when her lecturer husband János (Andor Lukáts) arrives home to tell her that he’s leaving her for a younger student of his. Katalin falls into a state of shock and wanders ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Plot: life turned upside down, love affair, self discovery, breakup, family problems, family relations, couples, romance, love and romance, infidelity, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: budapest, istanbul turkey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.3
 379
Jake's Closet (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jake's Closet takes you back through childhood in a suspenseful and deeply moving story that dives deep into the mind of a little boy under the stress of a fractured family.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: zombie, family relations, supernatural ability, couples, family problems, supernatural, breakup, domestic disturbance, crumbling marriage, illusion, obsession, compassion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.6
 758
Stay (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman finds out she's pregnant and returns home when the expected father wants nothing to do with her.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, psychological ...
Plot: pregnancy, parents and children, family life, unsupportive spouse, single parent, homecoming, family relations, love, family problems, older man younger woman relationship, female nudity, fear of commitment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.4
 143
Byways (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Victor, a father, travels the roads with his teenage son, Felix. For Felix, the trip is a school of life, as his first romantic encounter helps him better understand his father and get closer to him.
Style: road movie, realistic, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: on the road, family relations, parents and children, parent child relationship, love and romance, single parent, hopes, father son relationship, son, teenage boy, single father, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 3K
Prague (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Christoffer and Maja's trip to Prague to bring back Chistoffer's deceased father, evolves into the story of a brake-up. With the dead father lurking in the background, secrets gradually emerge threatening to destroy their marriage.
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: family relations, marriage, infidelity, love, dysfunctional family, family problems, estrangement, cold relationship, unfulfillment, dishonesty, parents and children, emotionless ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: prague, czech republic, denmark, europe, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%