Movies like The Lamp

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The Lamp (2011)
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The Lamp (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Suffering from the loss of his only child, Stanley has secluded himself to a dark and lonely place. Sullen and without hope, he continues to hide from and neglect those he loves despite their attempts to reach out to him. In what seems to be the final days of their already strained marriage, his wife Lisa is presented with a strange gift; an old oil lamp from a far off land. Along with the lamp comes a mysterious messenger and and a question that causes them to search the depths of their hearts for what's truly important in life... If you could have anything you wanted, what would YOU ask for?
Style: sincere, light, thought provoking, captivating, contemplative, serious, psychotronic
Audience: family outing
Plot: genie, hopes, wish come true, self discovery, introspection, miraculous event, family relations, family problems, couples, mysterious character, curses spells and rituals, life turned upside down, unfulfillment, supernatural, dealing with death, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, high maintenance, writers, death, baseball, divorce, adoption, supernatural power, marriage ...
Place: england, london, new york

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Most similar movies to The Lamp

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about family relations, hopes, family problems, family life, parents and children, unfulfillment and family in crisis mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Lamp: A Perfect Day (2006), All Roads Lead Home (2008), Johnny (2010), Spin (2003), Taliesin Jones (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Perfect Day (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A family man is warned he has only forty days to live.
Style: emotional, captivating, sentimental, light, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, introspection, mysterious character, hopes, family problems, family life, writers, ego, price of fame, success, friendship ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
All Roads Lead Home (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story is about a 12 year old girl who loses her mother in an automobile accident. Her father struggles with the loss of his wife and trying to raise his young daughter who believes her father is partly responsible for her mother's death. ...
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, sentimental, disturbing ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family problems, farm, countryside, family life, dysfunctional family, single parent, family relations, healing power, animal life, dealing with death, hopes, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Johnny (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Dr. Drew Carter tragically loses his ten-year old son in a car accident, he didn’t expect to lose his whole family as well. Since the accident, his wife (Julia) has become emotionally absent towards him and their daughter. When Johnny, a ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, touching, captivating ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, adoption, child illness, family problems, hopes, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, family in crisis, death in the family, religions or cults, leukemia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.3
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Spin (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: "Spin" tells the story of a boy who loses his parents in a plane crash, is taken in by his uncle (Tucci), who then leaves him for ten years in the care of his Hispanic ranch hand (Blades) and his wife (Delany). Once in high school, Eddie ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, haunted by the past, introspection, teenage life, self discovery, society, youth, family problems, friends, orphan, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Taliesin Jones (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Not quite a religious film, not quite a coming-of-age story, not quite a kiddie flick, and not quite a supernatural horror movie, Taliesin Jones's identity crisis nonetheless reveals a sweet examination of one child and his thoughts on God.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: miraculous event, teenage boy, coming of age, self discovery, family problems, hopes, redemption, dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children, child illness, secret society ...
Time: 90s
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Christmas Shoes (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two separate stories mesh - in the first, a young music teacher, Maggie Andrews, begins dying of a heart condition and her son Nathan tries to get a pair of Christmas shoes for her before she dies. In the second, lawyer Robert Layton and his wife ...
Style: sentimental, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, christmas, self discovery, change of heart, parents and children, family relations, workaholic, miraculous event, mother son relationship, school, crumbling marriage, friends ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Middle of Nowhere (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When her husband is sentenced to eight years in prison, Ruby drops out of medical school in order to focus on her husband's well-being while he's incarcerated - leading her on a journey of self-discovery in the process.
Style: captivating, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison, family problems, self discovery, introspection, human nature, supportive spouse, family in crisis, medical school, hopes, love, profanity, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Louder Than Words (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the unexpected death of their daughter, a couple work to build a state of the art children's hospital where families are welcomed into the healing process.
Style: emotional, touching, uplifting, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: child illness, parents and children, couples, family problems, human spirit, life is a bitch, hospital, last wish, death of daughter, family relations, dealing with death, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Second Coming (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A married, middle-class London couple are shocked when they seem to have been blessed — or cursed — with an immaculate conception.
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, pregnancy, family life, family problems, realism, husband wife relationship, marriage, couples, working class, baby, psychiatrist, miraculous event ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, serious, sincere
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems, haunted by the past, couple relations, family in crisis, vegetarian, family relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Kingdom Come (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When her husband keels over from a stroke, Raynelle Slocumb calls the entire clan together to remember their dearly departed. Family tensions reach a comedic boil as the wildly dysfunctional Slocumbs squabble and fight their way to the funeral.
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, light, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: eccentric family, dysfunctional family, family problems, introspection, parents and children, family in crisis, self discovery, death, african american, family drama, life & death, family life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.4
 38
Find the Way (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Between fear of success and a tricky break-up, Ludovic is beyond all hope as he is getting close to the 30's stage. His unexpected meeting with a sick child, Raphael, shakes up his daily life and his future approach. Together, they go after ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sincere, contemplative
Plot: self discovery, hopes, life turned upside down, cause and meaning, child illness, terminal illness, introspection, disorder, family relations, friendship, disease, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Booky & the Secret Santa (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Booky does everything she can to make an enjoyable Christmas, for her family, during the depression as her father is out of work.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, unemployment, parents and children, family life, hopes, family, bittersweet, family problems, youth, friendship, family gatherings, wish come true ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 411
Coast to Coast (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Contemporary story of a couple whose marriage has gone astray, partly due to the infidelity of both partners and also the fact that their eldest son was killed in a car accident 8 years before.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, disturbing, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: road trip, human nature, introspection, dysfunctional family, family problems, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, elderly, on the road, hopes, interracial relations, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: connecticut, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, touching ...
Plot: self discovery, family life, midlife crisis, introspection, family relations, writer's life, couple relations, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, couples, playwright, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Secret Garden (1987)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a spoiled English girl living in 19th century India loses both parents in a cholera epidemic, she is sent back to England to live in a country mansion. The lord is a strange old man-- frail and deformed, immensely kind but so melancholy. She ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, light, disturbing ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: orphan, family relations, uncle, garden, mansion, family problems, little girl, family life, mischievous children, child's point of view, friendship, cholera ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.7
 167
Vegetarian (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An ordinary housewife, Yeong-hye, who has nightmares every night, finally becomes a vegetarian, throwing away all the meats in her refrigerator. Her husband Kil-soo starts to complain about her actions. Her family also worries about her health. ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, couples, family problems, couple relations, unfulfillment, family in crisis, siblings relations, crumbling marriage, human nature, marriage crisis, divorce, unfaithful husband ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Christmas Tree Miracle (2013)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: “A Christmas Tree Miracle” is a warm-hearted tale that reminds us that in the holiday season, the best gifts in life are the simple ones, and that miracles do happen, if you believe.
Style: semi serious, humorous, uplifting, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: miraculous event, christmas, family life, hopes, mysterious character, life turned upside down, family relations, disorder, family problems, christmas tree, starting over, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 5.6
 115
Automatic (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Everyone falls into self destructive habits. Automatic lets us view a small cross-section of the lives of six characters as they struggle to break free from the automatic behavior that drives their lives.
Style: sincere, emotional, bleak, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: love and romance, sexual relations, couple relations, destiny, human nature, couples, family problems, hopes, womanizer, fall in love, siblings relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 532
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: realistic, emotional, psychological, touching, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, interracial relations, haunted by the past, death in the family, family problems, society, unfulfillment, hopes, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
In the Gloaming (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Danny, dying of Aids, returns home for his last months. Always close to his mother, they share moments of openness that tend to shut out Danny's father and his sister.
Style: sincere, touching, gloomy, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, aids, bereavement, human nature, introspection, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, homecoming, parents and children, family gatherings ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The River Within (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jason returns home to get away while he studies for the upcoming bar exam. After visiting his oldest friend, a "coulda-been-girlfriend" who is now engaged, and a pushy preacher, his easygoing summer becomes filled with unwanted drama. Over ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: small town, family relations, couples, youth, society, self discovery, introspection, religions or cults, small town life, homecoming, hopes, clergy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Like Dandelion Dust (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A compelling drama that explores the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty, realistic lives of a struggling family, and a privileged family. Their lives intersect, intertwine and collide, all for the love of a little boy. This film ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: custody, adoption, starting over, family relations, parents and children, social worker, family life, hopes, family problems, life turned upside down, rivalry, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: touching, realistic, road movie, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: midlife crisis, starting over, obsessive quest, self discovery, introspection, family problems, parents and children, human nature, family life, family in crisis, society, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.6
 8K
Ballet Shoes (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An unusual explorer named Gum and his kindly niece adopt three orphans -- Pauline, Petrova and Posy -- and raise them as sisters in 1930s London. But the girls must fend for themselves when Gum doesn't return from one of his adventures. ...
Style: touching, feel good, serious, realistic, uplifting
Audience: girls' night, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: ballet, orphan, against the odds, follow your dream, ambition, youth, family problems, family relations, siblings relations, hopes, dancing, family ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, sincere, gloomy, talky, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, estrangement, rise to the top, human nature, siblings relations, rich and poor, family life, dysfunctional family, hopes, unfulfillment, society, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa, europe, england, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.5
 650
One Christmas (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: TV film that was to be Katherine Hepburn's last performance. Based on Truman Capote's bittersweet tale of a young boy's adventures with the father he's never known in New Orleans in the 1930s..
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: family relations, family life, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, child as adult, homecoming, road not taken, human nature, countryside, self discovery, reunion ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 421
Mary Christmas (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Californian widower Joel Wallace, a successful businessman, is a great catch in a grand mansion, but absorbed by his work. His daughter Felice writes to a TV Christmas special, hoping for a 'new mammy'.
Style: touching, feel good, captivating, light, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: nanny, family relations, single parent, christmas, hopes, family life, parents and children, fall in love, tv show, wish come true, romance, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Little Big Girl (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While out and about tending to his herd, young shepherd Larus meets a mysterious little girl named Tinke. Quickly realizing that the girl is alone, Larus brings Tinke some food and slowly builds a friendship with her. Tinke, whose parents died ...
Style: captivating, realistic, sincere, touching, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, family relations, hopes, friendship, friends, coming of age, human nature, destiny, grandmother granddaughter relationship, children, search, girl ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Maldonado Miracle (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A story about a small, dying town in need of hope until one day a young boy gives them something to believe in.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, miraculous event, clergy, hopes, society, family relations, church, family life, human nature, village, religions or cults, boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%