Movies like Penguin Bloom

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Penguin Bloom (2020)
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Penguin Bloom (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When an unlikely ally enters the Bloom family's world in the form of an injured baby magpie they name Penguin, the bird’s arrival makes a profound difference in the struggling family’s life.
Style: sincere, uplifting, captivating
Plot: family problems, family, disability, handicapped, parents and children, family life, tragic event, family tragedy, physical disability, changing lives, lifestyle change, wheelchair bound, ambulance, skateboarding, vacation, accident, father son relationship, skateboard, little boy, crying woman, remote control, wheelchair, listening to music, crying, brushing teeth ...
Place: thailand

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Most similar movies to Penguin Bloom

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out sincere, captivating, touching and realistic films with plots about family relations, family problems, parents and children, family life, hopes, family and life is a bitch mostly in Drama and Family genres. Some movies like Penguin Bloom: Life Inside Out (2013), A Father's Choice (2000), Life Feels Good (2013), War Eagle, Arkansas (2007), Pau and His Brother (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Life Inside Out (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a mother returns to her musical roots, she rediscovers the passion of her youth, and finds a way to connect with her troubled youngest son.
Style: sincere, captivating
Plot: family, teenage son, family relations, female protagonist, teenager, musician, lifestyle change, mother son relationship, relationships, lifestyle, music, changing lives ...
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95%
A Father's Choice (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The fast-paced city life of two sisters is turned upside down when they are sent to live in the country with their father after their mother is killed.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, family life, family relations, family problems, single parent, youth, love and romance, dysfunctional family, farm, hopes, estrangement ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Life Feels Good (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Mateusz is an intelligent, romantic young man tragically trapped inside his own body, suffering from severe cerebral palsy that makes speech and controlled movement nearly impossible. Born into a loving family, Mateusz’s protected world is ...
Style: uplifting, touching, compassionate, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: cerebral palsy, disabled child, physical disability, parents and children, faith, mother son relationship, disability, longing, family relations, family problems, relationships, social problems ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 2000s
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
War Eagle, Arkansas (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on a True Story War Eagle, Arkansas is a character-driven drama about a young man’s choice of whether to leave his family and friends for a career in baseball or stay and redeem his struggling community. The story takes place over a few ...
Style: captivating, sincere, psychological
Plot: friendship, baseball, stutterer, stuttering, high school, baseball coach, wheelchair, scholarship, relationship problems, life is a bitch, wheelchair bound, handicapped ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Pau and His Brother (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A death in the family brings a man back to his family and his hometown in this drama. After his brother Alex goes missing under hazy circumstances, Pau gets the bad news that Alex has died after a successful suicide attempt. Pau travels to the ...
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: sibling, suicide, family problems, tragic event, social problems, family tragedy, family relations, family, siblings, naked in public, videotaping, video tape ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
León and Olvido (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The love-hate relations between a girl and his disabled brother.
Style: captivating, sincere
Plot: incest overtones, down syndrome, autism, brother sister relationship, family relations, lifestyle, disability, care, family problems, family, problem solving, social problems ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Bilal's Stand (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like Bílal is about to ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: student film
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, family business, teenage life, follow your dream, workplace, society, hopes, human spirit, parents and children, family life, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.6
 217
Together (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A family of a father, a mother and their son is looking forward to go on vacation. On the way they experience an accident, and their lives are suddenly and unexpectedly turned upside down.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: family relations, father son relationship, grief, love, lifestyle change, character change, loss of loved one, family, family vacation, drastic change of life, vacation, relationships ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Secret Life of Happy People (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Élevé par des parents parfaits dans une banlieue proprette, frère cadet d'une fille à qui tout réussit et flanqué d'un ami tombeur, le pauvre Thomas se sent bien ordinaire. Alors qu'il tente désespérément de terminer ses ...
Style: captivating
Plot: waitress, parent child relationship, father son relationship, swimming pool, kite, architect, family problems, relationships, male female relationship, family relations, lifestyle change, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Father's Acre (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Love makes a bad relationship between father and son all the more rancorous in this drama from Hungarian director Viktor Oszkar Nagy. A convict (Janos Derzsi) returns home after a long stretch in prison to a less than enthusiastic welcome; his son ...
Style: suspense, captivating, disturbing, tense
Plot: parent child relationship, family, father son relationship, father son estrangement, father son reunion, relationship problems, father and son, family relations, relationships, life is a bitch, parents and children, family problems ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
My Sister's Keeper (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two sisters take a journey of discovery and reconciliation based on the memoirs of Margaret Moorman. Christine has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and must rely on others for support even though she longs for and independent and ordinary life. ...
Style: uplifting, serious, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: split personality, family problems, disability, siblings relations, mental illness, sibling relationship, sister, family relations, family life, schizophrenic, sister sister relationship, sisters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Little Girl Blue (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Julie is a woman who seemingly has everything. A handsome husband, teenage daughter and a thriving, undemanding job as a translator and now even a new dream house ... But she also has a secret that is slowly changing her idyllic life...
Style: sincere, captivating
Plot: mother daughter relationship, family relations, female protagonist, midlife crisis, husband wife relationship, family life, relationships, changing lives, lifestyle change, dealing with the past, teenage girl, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Christmas at Maxwell's (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A successful American family retreat to their summer home on the banks of Lake Erie to find meaning in life, illness, loss, and change this Christmas. With a successful career in the wine business, and two amazing children, what more can a family ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: human spirit, family life, love and romance, miraculous event, homecoming, road not taken, parents and children, couples, family problems, hopes, life is a bitch, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Cries from the Heart (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A drama directed by Michael Switzer.
Style: gloomy, touching, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, hopes, misfit, mentally challenged, family relations, power relations, family problems, teachers and students, family in crisis, courtroom drama ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
My Mother's Smile (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A celebrated painter receives a visit from a cardinal's assistant, who informs him that his mother could become a saint.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, surreal, entertaining
Plot: self discovery, obsession, family life, tragic love, rebelliousness, introspection, destructive relationship, life is a bitch, rebellion, life turned upside down, society, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.5
 162
My Angel (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fifteen year old Eddie's mother falls very ill after a serious car accident. Eddie and his brother Stewart end up having to take care of themselves and one night when they have ran out of food and electricity, Eddie dreams that his mother asks ...
Style: emotional, uplifting, captivating, sincere, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, parents and children, against the odds, hopes, youth, disability, kids in trouble, family life, teenager, accident, christmas, saving a life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 ⇓
47%
Life, Above All (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A touching mother-daughter relationship that reflects the modern South Africa.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, psychological ...
Plot: poverty, human spirit, leaving home, family problems, family relations, parents and children, youth, hopes, society, social misfits, estrangement, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Sound & the Fury (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A look at the trials and tribulations of The Compson siblings, living in the deep south during the early part of the 20th century.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, gloomy, captivating
Plot: family relations, family, siblings relations, downfall, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems, life is a bitch, family life, unfulfillment, disintegration ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s ...
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa, mississippi river
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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 ⇓
44%
 6.8
 314
Magnificent 7 (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Inspired by the life of Jacqui Jackson. Helena Bonham Carter stars as Maggi, a mother with seven children - three 'normal' daughters and four sons who are each, in one form or another, autistic.
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: motherhood, autism, human spirit, family life, siblings relations, single parent, hopes, family, child illness, family problems, parents and children, mentally challenged ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
...And Your Name Is Jonah (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A couple whose son had been diagnosed as mentally retarded, and was institutionalized, are shocked to discover that the diagnosis was wrong, and that their son is in fact deaf.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sign language, family relations, deaf, family in crisis, human spirit, parents and children, hopes, family, mute or deaf, spouse leaving, misdiagnosed, family problems ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Wool Cap (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This film, originally made for tv, stars William H. Macy as a mute superintendent of a apartment building that is falling apart who becomes the unwilling guardian to a young girl with a bit of an attitude. The film is an updated and Americanized ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: redemption, friendship, introspection, disability, custody, elderly, dysfunctional family, family life, rehabilitation, addiction, parents and children, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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 ⇓
42%
 7.1
 2K
Kauwboy (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Ten-year-old Jojo lives with his father, a security guard with a volatile personality who drinks to manage the unspoken despair he feels about his wife's absence, which he refuses to discuss with his son. In the midst of so much uncertainty, ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, melancholic, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, family problems, dysfunctional family, friendship, escape from reality, pets, father son relationship, dishonesty, life & death, youth, life is a bitch, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Shirley Adams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shirley Adams spends her days caring for her disabled son, Donovan - he was shot in the back of the neck on his way home from school one afternoon over a year ago. Since then the Adams family has lost all their worldly possessions to medical bills. ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, human spirit, parents and children, introspection, single parent, life is a bitch, hopes, family relations, family problems, social decay, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Deep in the Heart (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An alcoholic man refocuses himself on putting kids through college via 4H and FFA scholarship donations. Guiding him is a spiritual figure he calls "The Bearded Man".
Style: realistic, touching, uplifting, serious, captivating ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, starting over, support group, hopes, mysterious stranger, college, friendship, rise to the top, society, alcoholic, lifestyle change, changing lives ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 14K
Kodachrome (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Matt Ryder is convinced to drive his estranged and dying father Benjamin Ryder cross country to deliver four old rolls of Kodachrome film to the last lab in the world that can develop them before it shuts down for good. Along with Ben's nurse ...
Style: suspense, psychological, disturbing, captivating, sincere
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: road trip, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, parents and children, destiny, society, rivalry, adventure, hopes, family, obsession, friends ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Second Generation (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An explosive two-part drama about love, family and identity - set around the tangled relationships of two Indian families with a deep-rooted, shared history.
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, family relations, parents and children, family life, lovers reunited, romance, love and romance, couples, family problems, family in crisis, infidelity, greed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.6
 3K
Sunlight Jr. (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Quickie-mart employee Melissa and paraplegic Richie are very much in love. Supported only by Melissa’s small hourly wage, they are nevertheless thrilled to learn that Melissa is pregnant. Then their situation deteriorates, and their tenuous ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, sincere, touching ...
Plot: pregnancy, couple relations, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, down on your luck, introspection, working class, unwanted pregnancy, poverty, unplanned pregnancy, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%