Movies like The Nanny 1999

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The Nanny (1999)
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The Nanny (1999)
Original name: La balia
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Rome, early 20th century: a wealthy psychiatrist, who runs an asylum for women and lacks imagination in his practice, must find a wet nurse for his infant when his wife panics after childbirth. He brings a peasant, Annette, to Rome, forcing her to leave her own baby behind. To the consternation and increasing anger of the wife, the nanny immediately bonds with the couple's infant son - Annette's a natural. Against a backdrop of leftist demonstrations, Annette, who's lover is a teacher jailed for subversion, asks the doctor to teach her to read and write. Her nature and curiosity, the doctor's bland ideas, he and his wife's problems, and the two infants bring the story to a head.
Style: psychological, sincere, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: nanny, dysfunctional family, youth, politics, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, family life, adoption, midlife crisis, babies and infants, family problems, social differences, society, couples, single parent, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, master and servant, down on your luck, family in crisis, power relations
Time: 20th century
Place: rome italy, europe

Most similar movies to The Nanny

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, family problems, parents and children, couples, dysfunctional family, society and unfulfillment mostly in Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like The Nanny: Invisible Child (1999), Sofie (1992), Red Doors (2005), Aunt Tula (1964), The Autumn Heart (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Invisible Child (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A woman with two children believes she has three and her husband and oldest daughter play along with her to keep her balanced (or as close to balanced that a woman with an invisible child can be). However, when the family hires a new nanny, it is ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, sentimental
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, nanny, mental illness, couples, family problems, family life, adoption, betrayal, custody, society, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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95%
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Sofie (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 146 min.
Story: From 1886 to 1907 in the life of Sofie, a Jew in Copenhagen who is nearly 29, with no marital prospects, living with her loving parents
Style: touching, serious, realistic, contemplative, emotional ...
Plot: hopes, love and romance, parents and children, dysfunctional family, introspection, society, family relations, religions or cults, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong female presence, sexual content, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Red Doors (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Wongs struggle to cope with life, love, and family dysfunction in the suburbs of New York.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: family life, dysfunctional family, family problems, human nature, single parent, youth, culture clash, parents and children, suburbs, family in crisis, prank, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Aunt Tula (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Ramiro, a bank clerk and father of two young children, has been left, after his wife's death, in the care of Tula, his sister-in-law. From the novel by Miguel de Unamuno, Miguel Picazo (" Dark dreams of August ") premieres as director ...
Style: suspense, touching, serious, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: master and servant, family relations, power relations, singleness, unfulfillment, death in the family, family problems, couples, society, nanny, brother sister relationship, love letter ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Autumn Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a school bus driving woman (Tyne Daly) has a heart attack, she makes one request of her three daughters (Ally Sheedy, Marla Sucharetza, Marceline Hugo) - she wants them to find their long lost brother, who was taken away by their father (Jack ...
Style: gloomy, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, estrangement, rise to the top, unfulfillment, rich and poor, family problems, couples, family life, hopes, love and romance, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, europe, england, usa, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Cooler Climate (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Iris is broke after her divorce and takes a job working as a housekeeper for a wealthy woman named Paula. When Paula and her husband separate, an unlikely friendship blossoms between the women.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, talky ...
Plot: housekeeper, love and romance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, follow your dream, master and servant, fall in love, friendship, dysfunctional family, culture clash, strong female presence, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Little Jerusalem (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orthodox Jewish teen living with her family in France attempts to balance her religious upbringing with her increasingly complex view of the outside world.
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: culture clash, opposites attract, self discovery, lifestyle, social differences, society, love and romance, crumbling marriage, infidelity, family problems, couples, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Night Has Settled (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1983, Oliver Nicholas, at thirteen, is well-poised to enter the precocious teenage world of first-sex, vodka and possible-love in New York City when he is traumatized by the stroke of his housekeeper (and only true maternal figure), a ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: coming of age, nanny, dysfunctional family, family life, family problems, parents and children, society, family relations, betrayal, youth, survival, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1983
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Unrelated (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman in an unhappy relationship takes refuge with a friend's family on holiday in Tuscany.
Style: serious, psychological, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, marriage, midlife crisis, family problems, social differences, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, love and romance, youth, married couple, society, adultery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, tuscany
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: parents and children, teenage life, family life, dysfunctional family, family relations, single parent, youth, love and romance, family problems, estrangement, hopes, farm ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, touching, contemplative, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, reunion, dysfunctional family, death in the family, parents and children, family problems, unfulfillment, estrangement, family gatherings, brother brother relationship, coming of age, family business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Human Capital (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The destinies of two families are irrevocably tied together after a cyclist is hit off the road by a jeep in the night before Christmas Eve.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, gloomy
Plot: adultery, life is a bitch, social differences, family relations, family in crisis, destiny, parents and children, society, forbidden love, infidelity, accidental killing, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010, 2010s
Place: italy
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42%
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Hidden Love (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A psychiatrist tries to help a suicidal woman who despises her grown daughter.
Style: psychological, touching, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: psychiatrist, estrangement, dysfunctional family, family problems, parent child relationship, mental institution, clinic, power relations, family relations, doctors and patients, parents and children, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Amy & Isabelle (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1971, in the small town of Shirley Falls, in Maine, the odd and lonely secretary Isabelle Goodrow raises her teenager daughter Amy alone. She has only two friends in her job among her gossiper colleagues. When her overprotected daughter is ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sexy, sexual
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, friendship, family life, family problems, youth, single parent, dysfunctional family, human nature, disgraced, love and romance, pregnancy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Multiple Sarcasms (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Gabriel is a man who on the surface has it all-successful professional life as an architect, a beautiful wife, Annie, and a devoted young daughter, Elizabeth. But slowly it dawns on him that he is not really happy. Gabriel decides that he wants to ...
Style: realistic, psychological, contemplative, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: family life, midlife crisis, self discovery, family relations, introspection, couple relations, writer's life, couples, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, playwright, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Open Window (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The engagment between a struggling photographer and an assistant professor is marred by an act of violence.
Style: psychological, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, haunted by the past, couple relations, crumbling marriage, family problems, dishonesty, couples, family in crisis, vegetarian, family relations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
I Travel Alone (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jarle Klepp is a 25-year-old student of literature with a passion for Adorno, Proust and grown-up women - and definitely not Tamagochi's, Lady Di and small kids. The news that he is the father of a seven year old girl - and that she will come ...
Style: realistic, emotional, contemplative, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, family relations, friends, life turned upside down, youth, couples, society, student life, twentysomething life, student
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Wild Iris (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman and her teenage son move back in with her mother to work together in the family bridal business.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, hopes, romance, unlikely couple, parents and children, couples, family problems, introspection, crumbling marriage, teenage life, love and romance, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: bleak, touching, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: working class, parents and children, dysfunctional family, single parent, youth, alcohol abuse, family problems, disorder, life turned upside down, family relations, life is a bitch, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Behind the Mask (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dr. Bob Shushan is an overworked and absent father who runs a centre for the mentally and physically challenged. When Shushan suffers a heart attack, his life is saved by James Jones, a young patient at the center. The two men forge a friendship and ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, psychological, realistic
Plot: love and romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, doctors and patients, couple relations, unlikely couple, single parent, hopes, parents and children, infidelity, family problems, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Magnificent Ambersons (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The spoiled rotten and utterly unlikable rich kid George Amberson becomes horrified when his recently widowed mother rekindles her relationship with the wealthy Eugene Morgan, who she left decades earlier in order to marry George's father. As ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, emotional, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: family relations, family life, downfall, mischievous children, love and romance, romance, dysfunctional family, social differences, society, human nature, family problems, couples ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 1890s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Jewel (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the 1940s a 40-year-old woman with five healthy children gives birth to a girl with Down's syndrome.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: disability, family relations, family problems, family life, social relations, society, couple relations, couples, pregnancy, youth, babies and infants, small town life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 60s, 1960s
Place: mississippi, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Bi, Don't Be Afraid (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In an old house in Hanoi, Bi, a 6-year-old child lives with his parents, his aunt and their cook. His favorite playgrounds are an ice factory and the wild grass along the river. After being absent for years, his grandfather, seriously ill, reappears ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, youth, family problems, estrangement, adolescence vs adulthood, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, parents and children, paralysis, alcohol abuse, grandfather grandson relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Our Life (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Claudio works on a site in the suburbs of Rome. He is madly in love with his wife who is pregnant with their third child. However, a dramatic event comes to upset this simple and happy life. In a rage for life, Claudio energetically fights against ...
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: working class, life is a bitch, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems, society, wife husband relationship, brother brother relationship, desperation, social differences, family relations, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Surrender, Dorothy (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 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: touching, serious, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, homecoming, family problems, dysfunctional family, tragic love, best friends, couples, starting over, orphan, haunted by the past, single parent, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Immediate Family (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Linda and Michael, married for ten years, desperately want a baby and turn to an adoption agency which introduces them to Lucy, a teenage girl expecting her first baby. The three agree that Linda and Michael will adopt Lucy's baby and that Lucy ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: adoption, pregnancy, love and romance, parents and children, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, babies and infants, family life, family problems, couples, youth, single parent ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: seattle, washington state, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Something Like Happiness (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Over the course of a year, in a small town scarred and beaten down by industrialization, Tonda and Monika, friends since childhood, come to experience what life might be like if they could be with one another – which they seemingly can't. Or ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, love and romance, life is a bitch, working class, couples, single parent, friendship, eccentric family, rich and poor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Common Ground (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In Buenos Aires, a few days before traveling to Spain with his beloved wife Liliana Rovira to visit their son Pedro, the leftist Literature professor Fernando Robles is compulsory retired in the University, and he concludes that it is impossible to ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, clever, realistic ...
Plot: destiny, love and romance, couple relations, couples, family life, family relations, unemployment, college, parents and children, student life, family in crisis, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Place for Annie (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Baby Annie is HIV positive and has been left in the clinic by her drug addicted mother. To prevent that she's deported to a home where they'd just wait for her to die, nurse Susan takes charge of Annie at her home. Two years later she ...
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: adoption, nurse, doctors and patients, gays and lesbians, hopes, babies and infants, parents and children, life is a bitch, child illness, feminism, human spirit, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Glass Menagerie (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his genteel mother worries about the future prospects of his lame, shy sister.
Style: psychological, serious, touching, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, aging, parents and children, family life, family in crisis, family problems, romance, unfulfillment, brother sister relationship, family relations, cripple, domineering mother ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 70s, 1920s
Place: tennessee, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%