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
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, master and servant, family in crisis, unfulfillment, down on your luck, power relations
Time: 20th century
Place: europe

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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, unfulfillment, dysfunctional family and society mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Nanny: Invisible Child (1999), Human Capital (2013), Aunt Tula (1964), Giovanna's Father (2008), Behind the Mask (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: touching, realistic, sentimental, serious, emotional
Plot: mental illness, nanny, dysfunctional family, sexual relations, couple relations, family in crisis, unfulfillment, youth, parents and children, master and servant, death in the family, babies and infants ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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95%
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Human Capital (2013)
Genre: 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, touching, realistic, sincere, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, family relations, social differences, society, destiny, parents and children, family in crisis, forbidden love, infidelity, adultery, police investigation, accidental killing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 2010
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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: sincere, realistic, touching, serious, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, power relations, society, couples, family problems, nanny, singleness, master and servant, unfulfillment, death in the family, love letter, attempted rape ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Giovanna's Father (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Bologna 1938 - Michele Casali (Silvio Orlando) is living a desperate situation: Giovanna (Alba Rohrwacher), his only child, a teenager, has killed out of jealousy his classmate and best friend. Within the middle-class environment in which the crime ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, psychological, serious
Plot: love and romance, crumbling marriage, parents and children, family in crisis, couple relations, confined, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, family relations, love triangle, mental institution, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 30s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: touching, sincere, serious, psychological, realistic
Plot: doctors and patients, hopes, parents and children, couple relations, crumbling marriage, unlikely couple, unfulfillment, love and romance, family in crisis, custody, introspection, power relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, sincere, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, introspection, society, family relations, religions or cults, couples, family problems, dishonesty, dysfunctional family, fall in love, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: touching, gloomy, talky, sincere, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: estrangement, love and romance, unfulfillment, parents and children, family in crisis, youth, human nature, rise to the top, siblings relations, hopes, rich and poor, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa, england, europe, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: adoption, nurse, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, child illness, doctors and patients, babies and infants, human spirit, gays and lesbians, parents and children, hopes, terminal illness ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: serious, realistic, sexual, emotional, humorous
Plot: nanny, coming of age, suburban life, betrayal, family life, family problems, couples, innocence lost, unfulfillment, parents and children, suburbs, celebrity culture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1983
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, sincere, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: adoption, pregnancy, babies and infants, parents and children, society, social differences, single parent, youth, couples, family life, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: washington state, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: touching, sentimental, talky, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: housekeeper, society, family problems, couples, hopes, unfulfillment, follow your dream, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, human nature, social differences, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, family life, family in crisis, parents and children, unfulfillment, romance, family problems, brother sister relationship, domineering mother, cripple, collection ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: usa, tennessee, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Family Secrets (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Autumn 1978 in suburban Sweden. Everything seems to be fine with the middle class Bendrick family with their two teenage children and a younger son, until the mother starts seeing her first love again after 20 years. Just like their badly built ...
Style: realistic
Plot: coming of age, love and romance, family in crisis, love affair, parents and children, suburban life, unfulfillment, society, lifestyle, couples, family life, family problems ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.4
 313
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: serious, sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: family problems, couples, dealing with death, family gatherings, family in crisis, parents and children, elderly lovers, death in the family, love and romance, unfulfillment, dysfunctional family, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: sincere, serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: prank, culture clash, family gatherings, family in crisis, suburban life, parents and children, suburbs, single parent, youth, society, human nature, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sweden, shortly before Christmas. Surgeon Rickard is told the job he expected goes to a Dane, because of his substance abuse. It's too late to cancel dinner with his in-laws. The guest couple announces their in-vitro is a success. Then ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, crumbling marriage, family problems, love affair, couple relations, dishonesty, couples, family relations, redemption, parents and children, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.6
 102
Marine Life (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marine Life revolves around the choatic family life of June, a middle-aged lounge singer and mother. Aging and twice divorced, lounge singer June Nordstrom tries to cope with her fading beauty, her troubled offspring, her waning career and her young ...
Style: humorous, emotional, touching, realistic, semi serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, couples, single parent, midlife crisis, youth, family relations, child as adult, family problems, parents and children, love affair, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 929
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: sincere, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, vegetarian, family in crisis, parents and children, couple relations, unfulfillment, hopes, crumbling marriage, haunted by the past, family problems, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: serious, humorous, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Plot: mental illness, farm, youth, single parent, family relations, friends, factory, working class, friendship, down on your luck, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Remember Me, My Love (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Italy, France, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of a normal Italian family in which come out the dreams of those who have lost their possibilities and of those who want to realize them. Carlo and Giulia are a married couple who have each given up their aspirations in order to live an ...
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, eroticism, midlife crisis, family problems, love affair, dishonesty, couples, family in crisis, parents and children, crumbling marriage, childhood sweetheart, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 509
Abandoned (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Áron is a happy child in his family. But at some point things take a different turn, and his mother starts to lose her health rapidly. As this happens, the man in charge decides what's best for Áron without consulting the young boy's ...
Style: bleak, serious, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: down on your luck, society, custody, family problems, political unrest, innocence lost, sexual abuse, friends, kids in trouble, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, realistic, talky, sentimental, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, suburban life, pregnancy, dysfunctional family, family relations, society, dealing with death, unlikely couple, parents and children, crumbling marriage, suburbs, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Sound & the Fury (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A look at the trials and tribulations of The Compson siblings, living in the deep south during the early part of the 20th century.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, gloomy, captivating
Plot: family, dysfunctional family, downfall, parents and children, siblings relations, life is a bitch, family in crisis, family problems, family life, family relations, disintegration, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 20s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: realistic, sincere, touching, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: infidelity, suburbs, love and romance, unfulfillment, interracial relations, crumbling marriage, immigrants, opposites attract, youth, culture clash, social differences, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, israel, europe, middle east, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 585
Alice's House (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Alice, married for the last 20 years to a taxi driver, works in a beauty parlour, has three children, the eldest of whom is doing his military service, and a mother who works as a maid in her house. None of the three siblings pay much attention to ...
Style: realistic, sexual, serious
Plot: crumbling marriage, family in crisis, unfulfillment, suburbs, beauty salon, working class, estrangement, dysfunctional family, family problems, family life, couples, unsupportive spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sao paulo brazil, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Family Viewing (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An emotionally constrained view of the displacement of human feelings in our video saturated society. Van regularly visits his grandmother in a run-down nursing home. His father depends on phone sex for guidance meanwhile erasing family homevideos ...
Style: sincere, talky, dark humor, serious, psychological ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, phone sex, hotel, amateur detective, midlife crisis, riddles and clues, unfulfillment, parents and children, eccentric family, retirement home, couples, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.3
 252
Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, friends, family relations, opposites attract, immigrants, youth, love and romance, friendship, human nature, coming of age, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
World Traveler (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After hitting the road a man encounters characters that make him realize the importance of family.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, talky, realistic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, interracial relations, parents and children, family in crisis, couple relations, babies and infants, innocence lost, family problems, family life, couples, self discovery, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.8
 133
Almost a Woman (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman named Esmeralda and her family move to New York from a rural area of Puerto Rico. The transition is difficult due to the many challenges she and her family face.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: coming of age, translator, teachers and students, hopes, family in crisis, crumbling marriage, parents and children, teenage life, dysfunctional family, family relations, unfulfillment, siblings relations ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, latin america, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.0
 202
Carry Me Home (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A widow named Harriet and her two children Carrie and Brian are living in rural New York in 1947 and are still recovering from the death of Harriet's husband killed in World War II. Carrie is a tomboy and hangs around with boys and they have ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: destiny, dysfunctional family, single parent, youth, family relations, mentally unstable, mentally challenged, family problems, environmentalism, coming of age, human nature, society ...
Time: 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%