Movies like Nancy

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Nancy (2018)
 6.2
 3K
Nancy (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Nancy becomes increasingly convinced she was kidnapped as a child. When she meets a couple whose daughter went missing thirty years ago, reasonable doubts give way to willful belief.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, touching, suspense
Plot: missing child, mother daughter relationship, parkinson's disease, unsolved mystery, parents and children, life philosophy, uncover truth, psychology, family relations, parent child relationship, fighting illness, family problems, manipulation, terminal illness, childhood trauma, loss of child, blogger, dna testing

Most similar movies to Nancy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, realistic, serious and touching films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, mother daughter relationship, life is a bitch, missing child and crimes mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Nancy: The Good Mother (2013), Taken Back: Finding Haley (2012), Without a Trace (1983), Paper Covers Rock (2008), McBride: Murder Past Midnight (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Good Mother (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After her best friend dies, a teen discovers that the girl's mother deliberately made her sick.
Style: suspense, captivating, entertaining
Plot: mental illness, teenager, teenage daughter, mother daughter relationship, sick child, family secret, family problems, uncover truth, parents and children, murderer, mystery, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Taken Back: Finding Haley (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Unable to get over the abduction of her daughter, a mother is convinced she has finally found her, but is she simply a mother obsessed?
Style: twists and turns, serious, realistic, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: missing child, uncover truth, parents and children, family problems, life turned upside down, disorder, family relations, nobody believes, kidnapping, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Without a Trace (1983)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the case of young New Yorker Etan Patz, who disappeared in the early 1980s, this film casts Kate Nelligan as the distraught mother who lashes out at the police (in the person of a relentless detective played by Judd Hirsch), who make her ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: missing child, family problems, crimes, missing person, parents and children, family life, life is a bitch, single parent, law enforcement, death in the family, kidnapping, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Paper Covers Rock (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Samantha is recovering from a suicide attempt and ready for a fresh start in life. She has to fight for the custody of her daughter.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: custody, parents and children, family relations, family problems, hopes, starting over, family life, mental illness, mother daughter relationship, depressed woman, swimming pool, rock paper scissors ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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McBride: Murder Past Midnight (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: McBride is a former cop-turned-defense lawyer with a penchant for taking on "lost cause" cases. After serving as a juror on an attempted murder case, McBride reluctantly agrees to represent the defendant in her retrial. Assisted by the ...
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic
Plot: judge, lawyer, district attorney, legal, manipulation, mind game, passionate interest, courtroom drama, attempted murder, legal investigation, femme fatale, psychology ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.3
 157K
Flightplan (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A claustrophobic, Hitchcockian thriller. A bereaved woman and her daughter are flying home from Berlin to America. At 30,000 feet the child vanishes and nobody admits she was ever on that plane.
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, psychological, mind bending, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: missing child, airplane, mystery, family relations, search, disappearance, child abduction, female protagonist, family problems, grief, pilot, rain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: berlin germany, newfoundland, new york, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Little Girl Lost: The Delimar Vera Story (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Luz Cuevas baby daughter Delimar disappeared in 1997 after their house caught fire during a party, The police reported that she was killed in the fire. However, Cuevas suspects that she was kidnapped and that the fire was staged by an outsider. Six ...
Style: touching, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: child abduction, missing child, missing daughter, mother daughter reunion, husband wife relationship, loss of child, mother daughter relationship, house fire, reunion, ex convict, baby, father son relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Deep End of the Ocean (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Michelle Pfeiffer is ferocious in the role of a desperate mother whose 3-year-old son disappears during her high school reunion. Nine years later, by chance, he turns up in the town in which the family has just relocated. Based on Jacquelyn ...
Style: sentimental, psychological, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: missing child, reunion, kidnapping, missing person, family relations, parents and children, family life, family problems, police detective, crimes, child abduction, mother son reunion ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 291
Hidden Love (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A psychiatrist tries to help a suicidal woman who despises her grown daughter.
Style: touching, psychological, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: psychiatrist, dysfunctional family, family problems, estrangement, parent child relationship, power relations, family relations, clinic, doctors and patients, mental institution, parents and children, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Notes for My Son (2020)
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, suspense, touching, sad, compassionate
Plot: cancer, mother son relationship, terminal illness, family crisis, life, love, hospital, fighting illness, family relations, female protagonist, family problems, parent child relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Kim Ji-young, Born 1982 (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Kim Ji-young, an ordinary woman in her 30s, suddenly shows signs of being inhabited by others such as her late mother and older sister, and the stories of the people connected to her.
Style: touching, psychological, heartbreaking, compassionate
Plot: mother daughter relationship, mother, family relations, supportive spouse, husband wife relationship, unfulfillment, family problems, family bonds, life is a bitch, memory loss, parents and children, bittersweet ...
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.7
 695
Lost Boy (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Laura Harris's kidnapped son returns after eleven devastating years, what she thinks will be a dream come true turns out to be a family nightmare.
Style: psychological, sentimental, captivating, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: family relations, family conflict, mother son relationship, mother son reunion, kidnapped child, mother love, missing child, uncover truth, investigation, crimes, danger, female director ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.7
 1K
Submission (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A well-respected professor who is a celebrated novelist and loving husband loses himself when he becomes obsessed with an ambitious and talented student.
Style: suspense, psychological, enigmatic, twists and turns
Plot: teacher student relationship, college professor, infidelity, college student, extramarital affair, sex scene, older man younger woman relationship, emotional manipulation, manipulation, mystery, couple relations, husband wife relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.4
 334
Stuff (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Trish and Deb Murdoch are in a rut. After 14 years together and raising two daughters, they find themselves in a mid life crisis where grief and attraction threaten their domestic nucleus.
Style: psychological, unusual plot structure, tense, suspenseful, contemplative ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, family relations, love affair, lesbian relationship, lesbian couple, lesbian, love and romance, romance, couples, sister sister relationship, parents and children, love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Chalk Garden (1964)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A grandmother seeks a governess for her 16 year old granddaughter, Laurel, who manages to drive away each and every one so far by exposing their past, with a record of three in one week! When an applicant with a mysterious past manages to get the ...
Style: psychological, clever, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: haunted by the past, family relations, cure, nanny, problem child, adolescence, governess, judge, cat and mouse, teenage life, child as adult, parents and children ...
Time: 60s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.9
 5K
Keane (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A mentally ill man searches New York for his missing eight year old daughter. He recreates her steps each day hoping for some clue to her disappearance, until he meets and befriend a woman with a daughter the same age. Could she help him with the ...
Style: sincere, touching, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, mental illness, drug abuse, delusion, paranoia, parents and children, danger, life is a bitch, poverty, self destructing, self destruction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, disturbing, tense, psychological
Plot: family relations, mother daughter relationship, adultery, death of mother, loss of mother, cancer, infidelity, terminal illness, bicycle, sea, bible quote, politician ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
 353
Asia (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Asia is the single mother of 17-year-old Vika. Vika's deteriorating health urges Asia to finally find her voice as a mother and to embrace and cherish their time together.
Style: touching, captivating, sincere
Plot: mother daughter relationship, single mother, parents and children, family relations, child illness, fighting illness, sick child, family problems, child, relationships, lifestyle, family life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 364K
The Game (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nearly a nanosecond, ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: mystery, mind game, manipulation, uncover truth, life turned upside down, psychology, disorder, existentialism, scheme, game, life philosophy, businessman ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, seattle, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 13
Promises (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Self made millionaire Rolando Dominguez (Carlos Guerrero) could not resist the tempting pleasures that came with his success and now finds himself homeless, demented, and tormented by flashbacks of his regretful mistakes and broken promises to his ...
Style: psychological, touching, captivating, contemplative
Plot: riches to rags, crazy, millionaire, promise, parent child relationship, post traumatic stress disorder, family relations, father son relationship, money, wealth, homeless, rich ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.1
 165
Bad Girl (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Louise simultaneously discovers that she is pregnant and that her mother is seriously ill. Happiness and guilt, euphoria and sadness, filial love and love, period. She'll need a good nine months to cope with all this.
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, terminal illness, artists and showbiz, family relations, couples, family problems, couple relations, pregnancy, unfulfillment, strong female presence, death of mother, cemetery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Iris Effect (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Drama
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, Dr. Sarah Hathaway hired private eyes trying to find her missing son, the painter Thomas, who ran away from their home ten years ago after a quarrel with her. She finds a clue in a catalog of a panting exhibition in San Petersburg ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: missing person, haunted by the past, uncover truth, investigation, mind game, private detective, crimes, obsessive quest, amateur detective, family relations, estrangement, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, usa, los angeles, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Sharing the Secret (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenage girl who feels she must always seem happy for her parents and friends secretly binges and purges.
Style: emotional, psychological, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: eating disorder, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, bulimia, teenage daughter, family relations, mental illness, family life, teenage life, parents and children, starvation, physical appearance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 12K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Other Woman (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 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
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, model, divorce, couples, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, love and romance, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, family in crisis ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 166
White Water (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: White Water is the story of a 7 year-old black kid in segregated 1963 Opelika, Alabama who becomes obsessed with the desire to taste the water from the "white's only" drinking fountain and sets out on a quest to do the unthinkable: ...
Style: touching, suspenseful, serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: young heroes, missing child, youth, discrimination, obsession, parents and children, interracial relations, family problems, racism, danger, family relations, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Face on the Milk Carton (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on the book by Caroline B. Cooney, a girl happens to look down at a milk carton one day and she sees herself on the back! Could her parents really have kidnapped her?
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, missing child, kidnapping, prom, life is a bitch, love and romance, mystery, young heroes, life turned upside down, family problems, youth, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.4
 29K
Lone Star (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.
Style: twists and turns, tense, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: sheriff, murder, police investigation, haunted by the past, investigation, mystery, crimes, crime, law enforcement, parents and children, uncover truth, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa, southern usa, mexico, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.5
 130K
Still Alice (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested.
Style: heartbreaking, touching, emotional, psychological, sad ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, mother daughter relationship, family drama, supportive spouse, memory loss, relationships, terminal illness, illness, columbia university, unfulfillment, life turned upside down, doctors ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.5
 430
Awakened (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Samantha believes that her father murdered her mother. In her exhausting search for the truth about her young mother's untimely death 14 years earlier, Samantha receives help from beyond the grave.
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, uncover truth, investigation, murder, haunted by the past, crimes, mystery, parents and children, small town, small town life, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%