Movies like Palmer

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Palmer (2021)
 7.3
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Palmer (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After 12 years in prison, former high school football star Eddie Palmer returns home to put his life back together—and forms an unlikely bond with Sam, an outcast boy from a troubled home. But Eddie's past threatens to ruin his new life and family.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, touching
Plot: ex convict, little boy, tough guy, friendship, funeral, grandmother grandson relationship, death of grandmother, starting over, drugs, life is a bitch, boy, mockery, moving, social problems, new life, grandmother, open relationship, family problems, dark past, troubled past, confronting the past, cemetery, female teacher, birthday party, trailer home ...

Most similar movies to Palmer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and thought provoking films with plots about friendship, life is a bitch, family relations, hopes, friends, family problems and starting over mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Palmer: Don't Be Afraid (2011), Adam (2020), HeartLand Blues (2016), Little Birds (2011), Go Toward the Light (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Don't Be Afraid (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Silvia is a young girl marked by a dark childhood. When she is barely twenty-five, she decides to start over and to face the people, feelings and emotions that keep her bound to the past. In her fight against adversity and against herself, she will ...
Style: psychological, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, haunted by the past, starting over, life is a bitch, support group, family relations, family problems, parents and children, dentist, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, laboratory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
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95%
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Adam (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A hard-living salesman becomes a quadriplegic after an accident.
Style: touching, thought provoking, sincere, melancholic
Plot: salesman, tragedy, friendship, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, down on your luck, hopes, relationships, loneliness, life philosophy, goodhearted, catastrophe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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92%
HeartLand Blues (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The story Follows Reid Morrison, a down and out musician who tries to escape his hometown mistakes and start over in New Orleans. Thinking the mistakes he has made will never be forgiven, he attempts to seclude himself from anything worth while. ...
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: blues, musician's life, confronting the past, male female relationship, secret past, lifestyle, lifestyle change, changing lives, troubled past, dealing with the past, life, dark past ...
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Little Birds (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lily and Alison face a life-changing event after they leave their Salton Sea home and follow the boys they meet back to Los Angeles.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: teenage life, friendship, adventure, rebellion, self discovery, attempted rape, adolescence vs adulthood, estrangement, bait, leaving home, street kid, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Go Toward the Light (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young couple faces the realities of life with their child who is diagnosed with AIDS.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, hopes, family in crisis, siblings relations, parents and children, family life, mormon, deathbed ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Hillbilly Elegy (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An urgent phone call pulls a Yale Law student back to his Ohio hometown, where he reflects on three generations of family history and his own future.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, scenic, touching, realistic ...
Plot: single mother, grandmother grandson relationship, american dream, life, small town life, brother sister relationship, mother son relationship, family relations, family drama, getting home, acceptance, life is a bitch ...
Time: year 1946, year 2011, year 1997
Place: ohio, kentucky, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The World Made Straight (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In a rural Appalachian community haunted by the legacy of a Civil War massacre, a rebellious young man struggles to escape the violence that would bind him to the past.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: starting over, haunted by the past, social relations, life is a bitch, crimes, civil war, friendship, family relations, danger, youth, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Always Outnumbered (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An ex-con moves to L.A. to find work and creates a disturbance by fighting for a position. More importantly he touches the lives of many of his neighbors including an older man dying of cancer, a young married couple whose husband is too proud to ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious
Plot: retirement home, terminal illness, gang, ex convict, cancer, hopes, unfulfillment, friendship, parents and children, fall in love, haunted by the past, redemption ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Life Support (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The true-life story of a mother who overcame an addiction to crack and became a positive role model and an AIDS activist in the black community.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, touching, sincere ...
Plot: aids, drug abuse, lifestyle, going straight, friendship, addiction, rehabilitation, society, life is a bitch, hopes, estrangement, infected ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
No One's Child (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Serbia, Croatia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The movie is based on the fascinating, true story of a feral boy whom hunters found among wolves in a forest in the mountains of Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) in the mid-1980s. The boy was sent to the institution for children in an attempt to socialize ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating
Plot: neglected child, boy, friendship, orphanage, children, wolf, bullying, forest, funeral, capture, shower, suicide ...
Place: serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The lives of three 12-year-old buddies -- sharing a carefree existence in the summer of 1970 -- suddenly change when one of them, Dustin, makes an unexpected friend after cutting the lawn of 75-year-old Jonathan Sperry. As Jonathan shares lessons in ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, friendship, friends, small town, golden years, elderly, buddies, prayer, funeral, boy, friendship between boys, youth ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Brother to Brother (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A drama that looks back on the Harlem Renaissance from the perspective of an elderly, black writer who meets a gay teenager in a New York homeless shelter.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, touching, social ...
Plot: gay, society, human nature, gay teenager, golden years, lifestyle, friendship, estrangement, love and romance, artists and showbiz, black lgbt, intergenerational friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, harlem, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Company Men (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Bobby Walker lives the proverbial American dream: great job, beautiful family, shiny Porsche in the garage. When corporate downsizing leaves him and two co-workers jobless, the three men are forced to re-define their lives as men, husbands and ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere, depressing ...
Plot: unemployment, corporate world, job seeking, workplace, family problems, starting over, society, life is a bitch, down on your luck, workplace situations, americana, corporate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.4
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Hotel (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Erika is mentally bruised and starts group therapy with people seeking absolute anonymity.
Style: psychological, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, touching ...
Plot: group therapy, hotel, introspection, friendship, anonymity, family problems, life is a bitch, society, couple relations, friends, life turned upside down, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.6
 197
The Silly Age (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba, Spain, Venezuela
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The "edad de la peseta" or silly age is the term used in Cuba for the pre-adolescent period from the age of seven to the age of eleven. Set in 1958 in Havana, the year that culminates the Revolution, ten-year-old Samuel has just arrived in ...
Style: psychological
Plot: coming of age, grandmother grandson relationship, boy, teenager, family relations, bed wetting, grandmother, family life, grandparent and grandchild, lifestyle, family problems, little boy ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.8
 791
Our Song (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Focusing on the bonding between three female (an African American female, a half African American half Latino American female, and a Latino American female) high school members of Brooklyn's "Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band" ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, touching, disturbing, neorealism ...
Audience: teens
Plot: asthma, friendship, asthma attack, high school, lifestyle, musician's life, against the odds, life is a bitch, society, hopes, music band, youth ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Everything Must Go (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When an alcoholic relapses, causing him to lose his wife and his job, he holds a yard sale on his front lawn in an attempt to start over. A new neighbor might be the key to his return to form.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: unemployment, salesman, friendship, starting over, alcohol abuse, marital problem, addiction, midlife crisis, life is a bitch, goodhearted, hopes, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, texas, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Two Men in Town (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Algeria, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A convict is released from prison in a small town in New Mexico. 18 years ago he killed a deputy. The then-and-now sheriff seeks revenge.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: sheriff, starting over, haunted by the past, going straight, society, friendship, small town, redemption, parole, warden, parole officer, arrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 6.6
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Sherrybaby (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After serving time in prison, former drug addict Sherry Swanson returns home to reclaim her young daughter from family members who have been raising the child. Sherry's family, especially her sister-in-law, doubt Sherry's ability to be a ...
Style: emotional, bleak, serious, depressing, realistic ...
Plot: ex convict, drug abuse, support group, mother daughter relationship, warden, parole officer, addiction, starting over, parents and children, family problems, life is a bitch, rehabilitation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new jersey, delaware, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
My Name Is Bill W. (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Bill W. (James Woods), a successful stock broker whose life falls apart after the stock crash of the 20's and how he comes to grips with his alcoholism. Along with a fellow alcoholic (James Garner) he forms a support ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, support group, drug abuse, friendship, against the odds, human spirit, self discovery, rehabilitation, hopes, family problems, coping, addiction ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, life is a bitch, loss of spouse, funeral, love and romance, haunted by the past, grief, best friend, starting over, coping, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
All Together Now (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An optimistic, talented teen clings to a huge secret: she's homeless and living on a school bus. When tragedy strikes, can she learn to accept a helping hand?
Style: captivating, touching, thought provoking, psychological, uplifting
Audience: teen drama, teens, family outing
Plot: homeless, mother daughter relationship, death of mother, school, parents and children, dream, best friends, friends, best friend, social relations, life is a bitch, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Spring Forward (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As the seasons change in a Connecticut town, two men of different age and backgrounds who work together outdoors for the local park system, share thoughts and feelings that gradually deepen into a relationship approaching father and son. Paul is ...
Style: talky, touching, realistic, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, working class, odd couple, family relations, power relations, friends, down on your luck, human nature, parents and children, boss and employee, buddies, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Islander (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a tragic accident at sea, Eben Cole loses his family, friends and stature in his island fishing community. He returns to the island an outcast but determined to win back the way of life he fought so hard to protect. Set against the stunning ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: hopes, island, redemption, starting over, couple relations, friendship, human nature, family problems, estrangement, social misfits, ocean, coast ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.2
 625
Sweet Thing (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: For Billie and Nico, life with their father is a roller-coaster ride of playfulness and unease. When he is in the grip of alcohol, tears flow and their apparently idyllic family life collapses. Their mostly absent and irresponsible mother is not ...
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: children, siblings relations, drinking problem, social problems, brother sister relationship, life, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, adventure, social issues, brother brother relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.3
 6K
Goodbye Solo (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man planning to commit suicide hires a taxi driver to take him to his jumping-off point.
Style: uplifting, touching, thought provoking, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: taxi driver, friendship, immigrants, suicidal, elderly, society, regret, loneliness, taxi, interracial relations, mentor, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Florida Project (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of a precocious six year-old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: mother daughter relationship, motel, friendship, little girl, eviction, drug addiction, children, social services, mother child separation, female friendship, parent child relationship, single mother ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida, orlando florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone, the eldest daughter, and Anney her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen as ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, pedophile, family relations, corporal punishment, dysfunctional family, parents and children, life is a bitch, child rape, family in crisis, innocence lost, family problems, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 90s, 40s ...
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Lost Transmissions (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When an acclaimed music producer goes off his medication for schizophrenia, his friends chase him though the LA music scene to help commit him to a psychiatric hospital, revealing the troubling inadequacies of the mental health care system.
Style: realistic, suspense, serious, disturbing, social realism ...
Plot: schizophrenia, older woman younger man, medication, music industry, record producer, songwriter, mental institution, help, friendship, mental illness, music, mental disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching, captivating ...
Plot: college, family relations, redemption, starting over, college life, homecoming, life is a bitch, social relations, small town, bittersweet, mother son relationship, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%