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Notes for My Son (2020)
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Notes for My Son (2020)
Original name: El cuaderno de Tomy
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Battling terminal cancer, a woman writes a one of a kind notebook about life, death and love for her son to remember her by. Based on a true story.
Style: sentimental, touching, sad, suspense, compassionate
Plot: cancer, mother son relationship, terminal illness, love, life, family relations, hospital, female protagonist, parent child relationship, fighting illness, family problems, family crisis

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, serious and sentimental films with plots about family relations, terminal illness, cancer, life is a bitch, parents and children, hospital and unfulfillment mostly in Drama and Family genres. Some movies like Notes for My Son: My Sister's Keeper (2009), 18 Presents (2020), One True Thing (1998), Ranchlands (2019), Just Like Our Parents (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
My Sister's Keeper (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sara and Brian live an idyllic life with their young son and daughter. But their family is rocked by sudden, heartbreaking news that forces them to make a difficult and unorthodox choice in order to save their baby girl's life. The ...
Style: sentimental, sad, heartbreaking, compassionate, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, mother daughter relationship, sick child, family drama, cancer, parenthood, child illness, family life, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, childhood, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, montana
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18 Presents (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Elisa is only forty when an incurable disease takes her from her husband and their daughter. Before her heart stops, Elisa finds a way to stay close to her: a gift for every birthday up to her adult age, 18 gifts to try to accompany her child's ...
Style: sentimental, sad, compassionate, touching, rough ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, terminal illness, dealing with death, tragedy, cancer, father daughter relationship, parents and children, moral dilemma, support group, life is a bitch, accident, hospital ...
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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, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, parents and children, unfulfillment, family problems, death of parent, loss of parent, cancer, tragedy, small town, family relations, family drama ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
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Ranchlands (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: The story of a spiritually scarred man whose life changes forever when he must return to his estranged family to help care for a brother who is suffering from brain cancer. With the help of a spiritually enlightened caregiver, he faces the demons of ...
Style: suspense, rough, touching, suspenseful
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Just Like Our Parents (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Rosa is in her late 30s, a child of the 1970s with divorced parents. She lives with her own family in São Paulo. Overwhelmed by an eruption of individual passions, lies and the expectations of three generations, she tries to discover who she really ...
Style: touching, suspense, tense, psychological, disturbing
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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, touching, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: rehabilitation, redemption, family relations, estrangement, introspection, parents and children, father daughter reunion, recovering alcoholic, self discovery, journey, family problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, patagonia
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Nurse.Fighter.Boy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An urban love story about the soul of a mother, the heart of a fighter, and the faith of a child.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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The Mouth Agape (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The portrait of a woman going through a terminal illness and the tumorous lives of her husband and son.
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Plot: terminal illness, family relations, crumbling marriage, golden years, family in crisis, death in the family, human nature, couple relations, elderly, unfulfillment, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sad, sentimental ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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Ocean Heaven (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of a father's tireless love for his autistic son. A terminally ill father's attempt to teach his autistic son the necessary life skills to survive on his own before he passes away. It is also a poignant tribute to the infinite ...
Style: serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic, gloomy
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The Other Woman (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After the divorce from Michael, Tessa raises her daughters Kate and Lara alone. None of them can stand Michael's new young wife Carolyn, a model. But when Tessa learns that she's suffering from cancer and soon will die, she tries to get ...
Style: realistic
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Time: 90s
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
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Place: usa, los angeles, new york, california
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
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