Movies like Amy & Isabelle

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Amy & Isabelle (2001)
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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 seduced by her mathematic teacher Peter Robertson, the world of Isabelle falls apart. She becomes lost and loses her confidence on Amy, spoiling their relationship. Their bond gets tied again when Isabelle discloses her inner secrets from the past to Amy.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sexy, sexual
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, friendship, youth, family life, love and romance, dysfunctional family, family problems, single parent, human nature, disgraced, pregnancy, teachers and students, isolation, mother daughter relationship, coming of age, obsession, mathematics, family relations, repression, sexual relations, couples, high school life, high school, suburbs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new england, maine

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Most similar movies to Amy & Isabelle

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, youth, parents and children, family problems, society, couples and single parent mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Amy & Isabelle: Steal Me (2005), Due East (2002), Sex & the Single Mom (2003), Face (2002), Wild Iris (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Steal Me (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Chasing his wayward mother to Montana, fifteen year old Jake finds the picture perfect Tucker family instead who photoshop him into their lives, despite his questionable past. Too bad Jake can not stop himself from stealing, being seduced by the ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: family relations, older woman younger man relationship, small town, teenage life, love affair, forbidden love, starting over, youth, love and romance, couples, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: montana, usa
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100%
 5.9
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Due East (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The movie spotlights an intelligent high school senior and National Merit Scholar (Bryant) who has never been part of the "in crowd." She teaches a high school equivalency night class, tends to the needs of her widower father, Jesse ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: single parent, small town, coming of age, teenage life, destructive relationship, family relations, couples, parents and children, love and romance, youth, lifestyle, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Sex & the Single Mom (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jess Gradwell and her teenage daughter boast a superclose relationship. When it comes to sex, however, Mom won't stand for anything less than premarital celibacy. So she gets a pretty healthy dose of her own medicine when she winds up getting ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: single parent, pregnancy, moral dilemma, teenage life, family problems, lifestyle, youth, love and romance, society, parents and children, family life, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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68%
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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, touching, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, friends, family relations, immigrants, opposites attract, single parent, youth, coming of age, love and romance, family life, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 6.3
 467
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, talky, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teen drama
Plot: couples, parents and children, dysfunctional family, romance, hopes, unlikely couple, family relations, family problems, teenage life, introspection, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Charms for the Easy Life (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of three women who live in a North Carolina town and defy the traditional roles set forth for them by society.
Style: serious, sentimental, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, interracial relations, small town life, family relations, family life, fall in love, homecoming, family problems, healing power, social relations, estrangement, couples ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Summer 1966. It's time to enjoy the summer holiday, total freedom. Teenage Élise discovers that the sudden departure of her mother completely disrupts the family. Her brother Coco seeks solace in the garage, building a super racing car. Her ...
Style: sexy, emotional, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, coming of age, elderly lovers, youth, family life, family problems, couples, estrangement, love and romance, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, bittersweet ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.2
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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, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Plot: youth, mentally challenged, countryside, wooing, self discovery, dysfunctional family, prank, hopes, couples, family problems, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Pregnancy Project (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Pregnancy project tells the real story of Gaby Rodriguez, a seventeen-year-old who attended a Washington state high-school and made her senior school project the treatment of pregnant teenagers by pretending to be pregnant.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, thought provoking
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, teenage life, high school, family relations, dishonesty, youth, parents and children, teachers and students, teenager, teenage pregnancy, teenage girl, babies and infants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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55%
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, realistic, serious, sexy, humorous ...
Plot: coming of age, youth, nanny, dysfunctional family, stroke, society, survival, betrayal, family life, parents and children, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1983
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, touching, serious, emotional, bleak
Plot: dysfunctional family, teenage life, parents and children, family problems, family relations, youth, child as adult, coming of age, teachers and students, lgbt, gay, boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.3
 352
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: serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: disability, family relations, family problems, family life, social relations, couples, couple relations, society, pregnancy, small town, small town life, family in crisis ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s
Place: mississippi, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.2
 153
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: realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: human spirit, rise to the top, lifestyle, parents and children, family life, teenage life, family problems, hopes, single parent, youth, teachers and students, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, puerto rico, latin america, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Bluebird (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a freezing January evening, school bus driver Lesley completes her route, but her final inspection abruptly ends when a bluebird comes into view. What happens next shakes her small Maine logging town, proving that even the slightest actions have ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, winter, family problems, family in crisis, single parent, youth, drug abuse, working class, teenage life, parents and children, dysfunctional family, bus ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Everybody Dies But Me (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: One Monday morning Katya, Vika and Zhanna learn that there will be a school disco, their first disco, on the coming Saturday night. The girls feverishly start preparing for the event, which rapidly becomes the most important moment ever in their ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: life is a bitch, friendship, youth, friends, teenage life, society, high school life, dysfunctional family, family problems, social relations, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: family relations, haunted by the past, parents and children, social relations, youth, single parent, coming of age, self discovery, teenage life, suburbs, teenager, boat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: touching, bleak, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: working class, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family problems, life turned upside down, disorder, single parent, youth, family relations, addiction, children, class struggle ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.4
 445
Swimmers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After an accident in a small Maryland fishing town, 11-year-old Emma begins to question the nature of the adults around her.
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: youth, small town, introspection, friendship, family problems, human nature, family relations, family in crisis, swimming, sex crime, social relations, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental, touching
Plot: imaginary friend, youth, lifetime, nanny, family relations, mental illness, dysfunctional family, single parent, master and servant, babies and infants, unfulfillment, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.6
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Blue River (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Edward's father walked out on his family years ago. In the years since, his mother has become a fundamentalist Christian and fallen for the school's self-righteous principal, Henry Howland. When Howland begins to mistreat Edward's ...
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: dysfunctional family, arson, sibling relationship, betrayal, single parent, society, youth, coming of age, family relations, family problems, teenage life, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Return to Peyton Place (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Residents of the small town of Peyton Place aren't pleased when they realize they're the characters in local writer Allison MacKenzie's controversial first novel. A sequel to the hit 1957 film.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, emotional, retro
Plot: small town, scandal, family relations, dysfunctional family, mother in law, infidelity, estrangement, social relations, couples, family problems, coming of age, lifestyle ...
Time: 50s
Place: new york, new hampshire, usa, new england, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Nanny (1999)
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 ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: nanny, dysfunctional family, unfulfillment, adoption, family problems, down on your luck, parents and children, family in crisis, society, babies and infants, family life, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century
Place: europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: touching, atmospheric, emotional, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: family relations, family life, mischievous children, downfall, couples, family problems, parents and children, social differences, dysfunctional family, human nature, romance, society ...
Time: 19th century, edwardian era, 20th century, 1890s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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What Girls Learn (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two teenage girls must come to terms with their stepfather when their mother is struck by illness.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: teenage girl, single mother, stepfather, family relations, teenage love, teenage life, youth, love and romance, romance, estrangement, couples, family problems ...
Time: 80s
Place: georgia, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
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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, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian, dysfunctional family, family life, family problems, parents and children, culture clash, human nature, youth, single parent, suburbs, family in crisis, lgbtq ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, talky, psychological, touching ...
Plot: housekeeper, lgbt, follow your dream, society, unfulfillment, love and romance, hopes, master and servant, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, power relations, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.9
 317
Ricochet River (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: hree teenagers looking for adventure find more than they expected in this coming-of-age drama. High school seniors Wade (Jason James Richter) and Lorna (Kate Hudson) have spent all their lives in the small logging town of Calamus Grove, a ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, culture clash, self discovery, teenage life, interracial relations, love and romance, on the road, small town, society, youth, best friends, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 90s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Time Stands Still (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Budapest high school in the beginning of the 1960s. Dinis suffers the torments of adolescence. His father had to leave Hungary after the uprise in 1956, and since then Dini's mother has had to take care of her two sons on her own. A friend of ...
Style: realistic, emotional, rough, touching, serious
Plot: family relations, family problems, rebellion, high school, teenage life, youth, romance, coming of age, high school life, family life, socialism, teenager ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Ana and the Others (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Twenty-something Ana, now living in Buenos Aires, returns to her native city of Paraná. She meets old school mates, old friends, makes new ones, and starts to rethink her life, and perhaps change her future.
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: youth, friendship, self discovery, teaching the ways of the world, road not taken, human nature, homecoming, obsessive quest, love and romance, family life, social differences, small town ...
Time: future
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
More Sex & the Single Mom (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Single, divorced lawyer Jess Gradwell returns in this sequel as she tries to raise her new three-year-old son, Jake, while dealing with her teenage daughter, Sara's, growing carnal desires with a photographer she meets while planning her high ...
Style: sexy, emotional, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: parents and children, looking for love, family gatherings, couples, lifestyle, love and romance, youth, midlife crisis, family relations, pregnancy, teenage life, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%