Movies like Bereft

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Bereft (2004)
 5.9
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Bereft (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young Vermont widow is haunted by the memory of her dead husband, while trying to date again.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: haunted by the past, friendship, romance, parents and children, impossible love, life is a bitch, love and romance, family life, family problems, couples, estrangement, solace, death in the family, custody, widow, ghost, wedding, friends, family relations, misfit, couple relations, alcohol abuse, imaginary kingdom, unlikely partners, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vermont

Most similar movies to Bereft

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about family problems, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, couples, love and romance and unfulfillment mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Bereft: Alpha Male (2006), Particles of Truth (2003), Surrender, Dorothy (2006), Silent Heart (2014), Steam (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Love and Other Impossible Pursuits (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Emilia, a law-school graduate, falls in love with her married boss, Jack. After Emilia marries Jack, her happiness turns unexpectedly to grief following the death of her infant daughter. Devastated, Emilia nonetheless carries on, attempting to forge ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, gloomy
Plot: family life, couple relations, parents and children, family problems, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, unfulfillment, death in the family, woman, profanity, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.4
 317
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 ⇓
81%
Particles of Truth (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Life, love, and the fear of failing... Lilli Black, battling her painful memories and the secrets surrounding her dying father, collides into the complicated and obsessive life of Morrison Wiley on the streets of New York City. This peculiar love ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, gloomy
Plot: family relations, introspection, human nature, estrangement, mental illness, family problems, couples, family life, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 ⇓
70%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 2K
Silent Heart (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The prestigious Danish filmmaker Bille August, winner of an Academy Award and two Palme d'Or in Cannes, returns with a highly personal drama. Three generations of a family gather over a weekend. The sisters Sanne and Heidi have accepted their ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, life is a bitch, family problems, family life, parents and children, couple relations, siblings relations, family gatherings, couples, euthanasia, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.7
 152
Steam (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three women — a young coed, a forty-something single mother, and one a senior-aged widow — meet in the sauna of the local gym, where they gradually get to know one another and bond over their respective trials and tribulations.
Style: emotional, talky, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: widow, sauna, introspection, human spirit, love and romance, self discovery, elderly, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes, family problems, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.0
 538
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: emotional, realistic, psychological, touching, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, death in the family, interracial relations, haunted by the past, family problems, unfulfillment, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, society, hopes, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.6
 637
All Around Us (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Kanao, a courtroom portrait artist, observes crimes, scandals and the decline of Japanese values without passing judgement. As he and his wife endure the tragedy of their first child’s death, hope slowly unfolds and their love story flickers to ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: family problems, couple relations, estrangement, death in the family, pregnancy, society, social decay, unfulfillment, love and romance, dysfunctional family, urban, dull life ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 3K
Lullaby (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Estranged from his family, Jonathan (Hedlund) discovers his father has decided to take himself off life support in forty-eight hours’ time. During this intensely condensed period, a lifetime of drama plays out. Robert (Jenkins) fights a zero sum ...
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: mercy killing, terminal illness, estrangement, siblings relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems, cancer, death in the family, estranged family member, dealing with death, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, new york, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Life in a Fishbowl (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Three tales of three people who have a lasting effect on one another. A young writer whose career is skyrocketing finds himself in a stormy marriage. He divorces his wife after the death of their daughter, shuts himself from the outside world and ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, touching, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, estrangement, family problems, couples, haunted by the past, crumbling marriage, couple relations, writer's life, single parent, relationship vs career, family in crisis, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.4
 2K
Virginia (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A sheriff sees his state senate bid slide out onto the ice when his daughter begins to date the son of a charming but psychologically disturbed woman with whom the sheriff has engaged in a two-decade-long affair.
Style: psychological, emotional, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: sheriff, misfit, life is a bitch, family problems, parent child relationship, couple relations, love and romance, love affair, family relations, mentally unstable, mother child relationship, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: virginia, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Fathers and Sons (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Intertwined tales of three families who grow up on the same street, focusing on the relationship of fathers and sons. The first section features Anthony and Jenny and traces the father-son bond that develops between Anthony and his newborn son over ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, offbeat
Plot: infidelity, single parent, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, couples, estrangement, family problems, family life, homecoming, midlife crisis, terminal illness, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, san diego california, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.8
 107
God's Sandbox (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A successful author, Liz, searches for her daughter, Rachel, in the Sinai Desert. There she meets a Bedouin storyteller who relays the unusual love story of a Western tourist and the son of a Bedouin Sheik named Najim. Their relationship is torn ...
Style: touching, serious, psychological, emotional, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, haunted by the past, culture clash, forbidden love, estrangement, family problems, couples, unlikely couple, obsessive quest, romance, fall in love, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.1
 418
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 ⇓
50%
 6.9
 570
Our Sons (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Our Sons is a 1991 made-for-TV movie starring Julie Andrews and Ann-Margret as two mothers of gay sons, one of whom is dying of AIDS. As a small town waitress, Ann-Margret's character must overcome her own homophobia and learn to love her son ...
Style: psychological, emotional, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: gay, terminal illness, aids, estrangement, family relations, hospital, parents and children, friendship, family problems, small town, gays and lesbians, denial ...
Time: 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, california, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 1K
The Wool Cap (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This film, originally made for tv, stars William H. Macy as a mute superintendent of a apartment building that is falling apart who becomes the unwilling guardian to a young girl with a bit of an attitude. The film is an updated and Americanized ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: introspection, friendship, redemption, family problems, disability, addiction, dysfunctional family, rehabilitation, parents and children, family life, elderly, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Mulberry Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A drama centered on a young man working in Rhode Island's state corrections system and his relationship with a convicted murderer who is dying of AIDS and spending his remaining days on hospital detail.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: hospital, redemption, one more chance, family relations, terminal illness, haunted by the past, prison, life sentence, life is a bitch, hopes, estrangement, murderer ...
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 324
Crying Out (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young man feels compelled to travel with his grand-father. Tthe young man wants to find his father who ran away with the corpse of his ex-wife.
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, on the road, estrangement, family problems, haunted by the past, elderly, life is a bitch, parents and children, family relations, death in the family, aging, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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What Makes a Family (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Brooke Shields believes she has finally found happiness, now that she and her lesbian partner (Cherry Jones) have a child. But when Jones passes away five years later and her scheming parents apply for custody behind Shields' back, an affecting ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, uplifting, sexual ...
Plot: custody, coming out, pregnancy, lesbian relationship, family problems, family life, adoption, rivalry, couples, breakup, gender, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.0
 4K
On the Edge (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On the Edge is about suicidal patients discovering their true selves while going through therapy in a treatment center.
Style: psychological, touching, serious, talky, sincere ...
Plot: mentally unstable, mental institution, human nature, friendship, haunted by the past, fall in love, love and romance, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse, romance, youth, rehabilitation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.6
 207
Crystal River (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story is of a married woman who, grieving her inability to have children, finds comfort and healing in her friendship with another man. It's about discovering grace in darkness and the unexpected places we find healing.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: friendship, human nature, romance, mysterious character, love and romance, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage, infidelity, friends, female director, bed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
We Were the Mulvaneys (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Based on the novel by the same name, We Were the Mulvaneys is a sensitive portrayal of one family's journey as they face conflict, fear, tragedy and ultimately, themselves.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, family life, couples, family problems, love and romance, life is a bitch, family in crisis, alcohol abuse, brother brother relationship, loneliness, fear, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Living 'til the End (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Told by a psychic of his imminent death on his next birthday, Jack lives out the year, as a hopeless agoraphobic, until he meets a young woman who slowly coaxes him out of his self imposed bondage.
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: love affair, dishonesty, couples, impossible love, destiny, bondage, hopes, romance, love and romance, life is a bitch, estate, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 5.5
 136
Reconciliation (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: RECONCILIATION is a groundbreaking, provocative story about an estranged father and son struggling to overcome the heartbreaking consequences of their past. Grant Taylor (Eric Nenninger) has been troubled by intense childhood memories ever since his ...
Style: emotional, uplifting, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: gay parent, forgiveness, haunted by the past, family relations, last wish, redemption, family problems, hopes, life is a bitch, parents and children, terminal illness, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Private Property (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Since Luc granted a divorce to Pascale ten years ago, he paid generous alimony and left a fine country house as long as their twin sons remain at home. Pascale always acted as if she was the provider and head of the household, even now the ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: single parent, breakup, impossible love, couples, family life, love triangle, starting over, siblings relations, love and romance, parents and children, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
 947
Applause (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When the critically acclaimed, tough and coming of age actress Thea Barfoed ends her rehab, she confronts a hard choice. During her heavy drinking period she divorced and lost custody of her two boys. Now she wants them to be a part of her life ...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: rehabilitation, starting over, alcohol abuse, estrangement, life is a bitch, hopes, parents and children, strong female presence, family problems, haunted by the past, family relations, actor's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Paper Covers Rock (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Samantha is recovering from a suicide attempt and ready for a fresh start in life. She has to fight for the custody of her daughter.
Style: touching, psychological, emotional, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: parents and children, custody, family problems, family life, mental illness, starting over, family relations, hopes, mother daughter relationship, depressed woman, psychologist, suicide attempt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Christmas at Maxwell's (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A successful American family retreat to their summer home on the banks of Lake Erie to find meaning in life, illness, loss, and change this Christmas. With a successful career in the wine business, and two amazing children, what more can a family ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: human spirit, family life, life is a bitch, couples, family problems, road not taken, miraculous event, homecoming, love and romance, hopes, parents and children, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 ⇓
40%
 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: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, family relations, friends, opposites attract, immigrants, family life, love and romance, introspection, human nature, coming of age, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%