Movies like The Roads Not Taken

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The Roads Not Taken (2020)
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The Roads Not Taken (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Sweden, USA, Poland, Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The film follows 24 hours in the life of father and daughter Leo and Molly as she grapples with the challenges of dealing with her father’s chaotic mental state. But as they weave their way around New York City, their ordinary but stressful day takes on a hallucinatory and epic quality, for Leo is seamlessly flowing in and out of several parallel lives; a passionate marriage with his childhood sweetheart Dolores in Mexico; a struggling career as a drummer in Manhattan with his more successful lover, Adam; and a life of solitude on a remote Greek island, where a chance encounter with two young tourists unmasks the uncomfortable truths of a family life left behind...
Style: clever, realistic, intense, visually appealing
Plot: father daughter relationship, father daughter reunion, homecoming, journey, family relations, getting home, life & death, secret past, disorder, destiny, life

Most similar movies to The Roads Not Taken

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, parents and children, homecoming, dysfunctional family, family problems, hospital and redemption mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Roads Not Taken: Ginger & Rosa (2012), Voice Over (2014), One True Thing (1998), The Trip to Bountiful (2014), Far North (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.3
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Ginger & Rosa (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Denmark, Canada, Croatia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A look at the lives of two teenage girls - inseparable friends Ginger and Rosa -- growing up in 1960s London as the Cuban Missile Crisis looms, and the pivotal event the comes to redefine their relationship.
Style: serious, sincere, stylized, realistic, contemplative
Plot: female friendship, political protest, cold war, teenage life, rebellion, rebelliousness, youth, state affairs, society, political unrest, parents separation, child protagonist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1962
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.1
 115
Voice Over (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A married woman — seeking to purify herself through a "disconnection vow" — leaves her husband and returns to her parents’ home, but finds a situation far from the peace and quiet she had imagined.
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, clever, realistic
Plot: introspection, strong female presence, dull life, family relations, disorder, couples, nothing goes right, breakup, homecoming, siblings relations, unfulfillment, parents and children
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 7.0
 11K
One True Thing (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, melancholic, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, parents and children, unfulfillment, family problems, loss of parent, death of parent, cancer, tragedy, family relations, small town, family drama ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Trip to Bountiful (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Carrie Watts begrudgingly lives with her busy, overprotective son, Ludie and pretentious daughter-in-law, Jessie Mae. No longer able to drive and forbidden to travel alone, she wishes for freedom from the confines of the house.
Style: sentimental, realistic, psychological, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: on the road, family relations, getting home, redemption, elderly, golden years, escapades, journey, female protagonist, childhood home, memories, in-laws ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 4.9
 601
Far North (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After being severly injured in a horse-riding accident,the family patriarch Bertram lies in a hospital bed plotting revenge against Mel, the four legged "enemy" he blames for putting him there. So when his eldest daughter Kate comes to ...
Style: offbeat, clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, family in crisis, hospital, pregnancy, parents and children, homecoming, profanity, family problems, family life, vengeance, dysfunctional family, riding accident ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.5
 398
Gone Fishing (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A recovering alcoholic travels to the untamed coast of Patagonia to reconnect with his estranged daughter in this gentle yet deeply resonant drama from Argentine writer-director Carlos Sorin.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, touching, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: rehabilitation, family relations, redemption, introspection, estrangement, parents and children, father daughter reunion, recovering alcoholic, self discovery, journey, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, patagonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.7
 7K
October Baby (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: OCTOBER BABY is the coming of age story of a beautiful and naive college freshman who discovers that her entire life is a lie and sets out on a road trip with a host of misfits to discover herself and the answers she craves.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, christian film
Plot: asthma, self discovery, adoption, life turned upside down, youth, disorder, coming of age, family relations, protecting from truth, hopes, parents and children, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Someone You Love (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Someone You Love is a story about world famous singer-songwriter Thomas Jacob who lives in Los Angeles. He is a successful man with a lot of burned bridges. After years abroad Thomas travels back to Denmark to record a new album. There his estranged ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: bittersweet, musician's life, parents and children, disorder, family relations, artists and showbiz, homecoming, single parent, grandfather grandson relationship, direction and purpose, life turned upside down, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 6.0
 210
Here and There (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Pedro returns home to a small mountain village in Guerrero, Mexico after years of working in the US. He finds his daughters older, and more distant than he imagined. His wife still has the same smile. Having saved some earnings from two trips to the ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, psychological
Plot: family relations, immigrants, parents and children, hopes, society, life is a bitch, getting home, music band, worker, countryside, poverty, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.9
 628
The Homecoming (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In a dreary North London flat, the site of perpetual psychological warfare, a philosophy professor visits his family after a nine-year absence and introduces the four men - father, uncle and two brothers - to his wife.
Style: realistic, semi serious, bleak, clever
Plot: dysfunctional family, homecoming, family relations, estrangement, family in crisis, family gatherings, siblings relations, eccentric family, parents and children, family problems, family life, estranged son ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.3
 639
Five Thirteen (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In this tension-packed thriller, brothers Mike and Tre set out in search of better lives, trying to leave their demons behind for good. After being released from prison for a crime he didn't commit, Mike's only care in the world is to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: going straight, starting over, family relations, hopes, crimes, parents and children, life is a bitch, brother brother relationship, father daughter relationship, release from prison, false accusation, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.0
 1K
Small Time (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Al Klein and his longtime friend, Ash Martini, own a used car lot and these two know every trick in the book when it comes to selling cars. Klein still pines for his ex-wife Barbara who left him years ago for a more successful man. After their son ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, gloomy
Plot: family business, workplace, parents and children, workplace situations, dealer, disorder, mentor, escapades, college dropout, family relations, life turned upside down, father
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.6
 478
The Dry Land (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A U.S. soldier returning home from war struggles to reconcile his experiences abroad with the life and family he left in Texas.
Style: realistic, contemplative, sentimental, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, homecoming, society, family life, redemption, parents and children, life is a bitch, buddies, soldier, husband wife relationship, hopes, gulf war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
 131K
Locke (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Ivan Locke has worked hard to craft a good life for himself. Tonight, that life will collapse around him. On the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Ivan receives a phone call that sets in motion a series of events that will unravel his ...
Style: talky, suspenseful, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: driving at night, one night, driving, on the road, adultery, family problems, human nature, life turned upside down, telephone call, car phone, construction site, unfaithful husband ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Market: A Tale of Trade (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Turkey, UK, Kazakhstan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Turkish small time black marketeer wants to enter the cell phone business. To get enough money, he promises the local doctor to get medicine for sick children.
Style: touching, semi serious, clever, witty, realistic
Plot: gambling, disorder, ambition, satire, nothing goes right, crimes, odd couple, partners, gangsters, black market, husband wife relationship, medicine ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: asia, turkey, kazakhstan, azerbaijan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Back to School Mom (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mary Thomas, a free-spirited musician, has spent the past two decades traveling the world, but at age 41 she decides to go back to college and finish her degree so that, for once, she can finally finish something she started. Back at her old ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching
Plot: college, redemption, family relations, social relations, life is a bitch, college life, homecoming, starting over, bittersweet, small town, mother son relationship, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.4
 28K
Live Flesh (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A scorned ex-convict forces himself into the lives of the couple who put him behind bars.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, intense, emotional ...
Plot: strong sexual content, infidelity, lust, sexual relations, bus, adultery, obsession, love triangle, desire, danger, haunted by the past, paraplegic ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, sarajevo, barcelona spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Gun Hill Road (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An ex-con returns home to the Bronx after three year in prison to discover his wife estranged and his teenage son exploring a sexual transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to the test.
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, bilingual
Plot: family relations, homecoming, going straight, starting over, crimes, estrangement, dysfunctional family, reunion, family problems, redemption, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 8.2
 41K
Flight (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After being abandoned for eight straight years in boarding school, Rohan returns to the small industrial town of Jamshedpur and finds himself closeted with an authoritarian father and a younger half brother who he didn't even know existed. ...
Style: captivating, sincere, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, family reunited, family problems, estrangement, homecoming, youth, step siblings, family relations, parents and children, journey, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Unanswered Prayers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After his football career, Ben Beck returned to his Virginia small town and joined the family building firm. His family happiness with wife Lorrie and adolescent son Jessie is suddenly tested by the return of Ben's first high-school love, Ava ...
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, sexual ...
Plot: family relations, couples, homecoming, love and romance, society, husband wife relationship, adultery, seduction, infidelity, father son relationship, lovers reunited, family business ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 ⇓
38%
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotional slice-of-life story. Jones is portrayed here portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero turned author who combats alcoholism and is starting to experience ...
Style: talky, clever, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, friendship, adopted son, adoption, dysfunctional family, obsession, lifestyle, human nature, couple relations, single parent, youth ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, europe, france, new england, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Trip to Bountiful (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Carrie Watts is living the twilight of her life trapped in an apartment in 1940's Houston, Texas with a controlling daughter-in-law and a hen-pecked son. Her fondest wish -- just once before she dies -- is to revisit Bountiful, the small Texas ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: bus, redemption, small town, family relations, self discovery, homecoming, americana, escape, parents and children, golden years, hopes, obsessive quest ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Fitzgerald Family Christmas (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The siblings of the Fitzgerald family must decide if the dad who abandoned them 20 years ago can come home for Christmas. Can the big Irish clan get past their grievances to be a family again?
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic
Plot: family gatherings, christmas, family relations, reunion, homecoming, parents and children, holiday, sibling relationship, irish american, estranged father, brother sister relationship, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 78
Destiny Road (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Follows three different people and the curve balls that life throws at them. In the end they are all brought together by one common Destiny.
Plot: passion, a vision, forgiveness, destiny, discovery, running, dream, family relations, journey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.7
 646
Blondie (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three sisters, all adrift and in crisis, reunite at their childhood home as their domineering mother arranges a big birthday. But as the festivities come to an end, repressed conflicts rise to the surface. Old wounds are opened and a new family is ...
Style: realistic, emotional, atmospheric, touching, serious ...
Plot: homecoming, family relations, family life, under the surface, family gatherings, parents and children, estrangement, family problems, strong female presence, siblings relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 2K
After Love (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Marie and Boris decide to get a divorce after 15 years of marriage. Tensions rise when cash-strapped Boris must continue to live with Marie and the two children while trying to figure out how to divide the assets.
Style: light, visually appealing, touching, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rich woman, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, family home, lack of money, marital argument, family argument, dancing, little girl, friendship, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 3.7
 4K
Cymbeline (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: War erupts between dirty cops and outlaw bikers as a drug kingpin (Ed Harris) tries to protect his empire.
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, clever, realistic ...
Plot: master criminal, law enforcement, uninhibited rivalry, family relations, infidelity, gang, rivalry, intrigue, police corruption, betrayal, parents and children, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
 322
Coming Home (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young woman tries to adjust to freedom after she spends eight years as a prisoner to a strange man.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful, contemplative ...
Plot: captivity, kidnapping, starting over, homecoming, crimes, hopes, parents and children, confined, family relations, fish out of water, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, missing child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 358
Forgive Me (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Violette, an expectant wife, who opens a nasty barrel of worms by filming a documentary about her dysfunctional family, to be shown to her (as yet) unborn son.Through her ever-present lens, Violette begins to unearth one nasty family secret after ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, couples, family problems, infidelity, uncover truth, parents and children, disturbed childhood, father daughter relationship, adultery, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%