Movies like The American Standards

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The American Standards (2008)
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The American Standards (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: At a crossroads in his life, Doc Jennings goes home to celebrate his mother's birthday and uncovers dramatic family secrets. Lies, affairs and afflictions bubble to the surface of his seemingly perfect family. Can they come back together or is it too late?
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating
Plot: family relations, family problems, parents and children, couples, family in crisis, life turned upside down, wedding anniversary, love, father son relationship, hospital, society, couple relations, golden years, illness, alzheimer's disease, retirement, woman, husband wife relationship, mardi gras
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans

Most similar movies to The American Standards

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and touching films with plots about family relations, couples, family problems, parents and children, couple relations, family in crisis and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The American Standards: Of Boys and Men (2008), Among Us (2010), Don't Let Me Drown (2009), Class (2010), Crazy Kind of Love (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Of Boys and Men (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Robert Townsend stars as the patriarch of a family devastated when his wife is killed in a senseless auto accident. Reeling with grief, each family member must find courage and vision to carry on, ultimately eager to do the mother proud.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: family relations, family life, family in crisis, parents and children, youth, car accident, accidental death, death of wife, grief, society, love, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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95%
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Among Us (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An accident overthrows Ernst and Cecilia's well-ordered life. Chance rules in Ernst's rational world while Cecilia is searching for a deeper meaning in what has happened. As they drift further and further apart a mysterious stranger with ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: family problems, couple relations, parents and children, mysterious character, couples, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, life turned upside down, family in crisis, down on your luck, fire, cigarette smoking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
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90%
Don't Let Me Drown (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a post-September 11th world overflowing with fear and hate, two Latino teens discover that sometimes the only thing that can keep them from drowning is love.
Style: realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, romance, family relations, parents and children, youth, society, teenager, post september 11 2001, love, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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83%
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Class (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Preppy and wealthy Whitt Sheffield is in his last semester of law school when a professor assigns him to act as an advocate for a young, single mother who needs help finding - and keeping - a job. Whitt, whose snooty father wants Whitt to follow him ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: single parent, law student, romance, fall in love, rich and poor, couples, society, parents and children, law school, lawyers and clients, lawyer, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Crazy Kind of Love (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A broken family finds their relationships to one another changed by a new arrival in the household.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: family relations, love, family problems, parents and children, family in crisis, friendship, siblings relations, parents separation, sex scene, female writer, infidelity, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Come Rain Come Shine (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: David Jason stars as cockney ex-docker Don Mitchell in this emotional drama. Don is incredibly proud of his son David’s affluent lifestyle. The cars, the detached house and private schooling for the children were things Don could only dream about ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, contemplative, serious
Plot: parents and children, family relations, estrangement, relationship vs career, working class, life turned upside down, couples, emotionless, society, family in crisis, husband wife relationship, three generations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Dora or The Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After her mother decided that the eighteen-year-old mentally disabled Dora no longer has to take psychotherapeutic drugs, the young woman begins to blossom. The sedated teenager was never a problem for her surroundings – but new challenges arise ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere
Plot: family relations, life turned upside down, pregnancy, parents and children, couple relations, unlikely couple, mentally challenged, family problems, disorder, sexual relations, family in crisis, pregnant teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When irascible matriarch Viola Price learns that her next asthma attack will likely kill her, she is determined to fix her fractured family before she leaves this world.
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, touching ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, estrangement, family problems, dysfunctional family, aging, drugs/alcohol, hopes, love, elderly, couple relations, righting the wronged ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Hard Sun (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the death of her parents, a young woman assumes primary guardianship of her special needs brother. But as she attempts to balance her new life with her brother and her own blossoming romance, it becomes painfully clear that life will only make ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, youth, life is a bitch, brother sister relationship, mentally challenged, siblings relations, loss of parent, guardian, death of parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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The Greatest (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Teenagers Rose and Bennett were in love, and then a car crash claimed Bennett's life. He left behind a grieving mother, father and younger brother, and Rose was left all alone. She has no family to turn to for support, so when she finds out ...
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, childhood sweetheart, family relations, crumbling marriage, teenage mother, youth, loss of son, family problems, death in the family, dysfunctional family, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.0
 3K
Loving Leah (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A handsome Washington, D.C. doctor and a young New York woman fall in love at an unusual time...after they get married. Leah Lever is married to an Orthodox rabbi, Benjamin Lever, whose brother, Jake is a successful cardiologist and a non-practicing ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating, touching
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, couples, death in the family, society, religions or cults, cardiologist, marriage of convenience, love and romance, fall in love, family relations, family tradition, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The End of Love (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mark is a struggling actor stuck between the life he once knew and the one waiting for him. When the mother of his two-year-old son suddenly passes away, Mark is forced to confront his shortcomings. Their fates, now intertwined, hang in the balance ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, single father, single parent, life turned upside down, family problems, family in crisis, parents and children, death in the family, babies and infants, parent child relationship, father son relationship, baby ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Unanswered Prayers (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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, captivating, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, love and romance, homecoming, couples, society, adultery, husband wife relationship, infidelity, father son relationship, seduction, family business, lovers reunited ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Slap (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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Story: A family drama that explodes from one small incident where a man slaps another couple's misbehaving child. This seemingly minor domestic dispute pulls the family apart, exposes long-held secrets, and ignites a lawsuit that challenges the core ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating
Plot: family problems, couples, family relations, domestic violence, friendship, infidelity, suburbs, parents and children, family in crisis, dishonesty, couple relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 15K
Gardener (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 181 min.
Story: Raj Malhotra and wife Pooja have four sons. The sons have settled down professionally and are quite independent. However, when Raj Malhotra retires, none of his children want to be burdened with the responsibility of taking care of their parents. ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, captivating, touching, semi serious
Plot: family relations, bollywood, orphan, moral dilemma, human nature, parents and children, family problems, golden years, devotion, loyalty, estrangement, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Policeman's Wife (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 175 min.
Story: The story of a young couple who live in a small town with their four-year-old daughter. The husband is so caught up in his work as a policeman that he gradually becomes increasingly alienated from his wife and daughter who become ever closer to one ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: accident, couple relations, family problems, family relations, couples, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, parents and children, small town, domestic violence, mother daughter relationship, police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Dinner (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Story about two brothers and their wives, and the interactions between them and their two high school age children. When the kids get into serious trouble together, how will the parents relationships change with and among each other? Will the ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, suspense, biting ...
Plot: family gatherings, life turned upside down, parents and children, family life, couples, couple relations, family in crisis, siblings relations, family problems, under the surface, human nature, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.4
 14K
Breathe In (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a foreign exchange student arrives in a small upstate New York town, she challenges the dynamics of her host family's relationships and alters their lives forever.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, age difference, midlife crisis, family relations, teacher student relationship, family problems, couples, under the surface, human nature, introspection, unfulfillment, musician ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Told from the male perspective, the story of a couple trying to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone.
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: life turned upside down, love affair, couple relations, career change, love and romance, crumbling marriage, couples, husband wife relationship, breakup, break up, urban, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Everyday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This film charts the relationship between a man imprisoned for drug smuggling and his wife and is being shot over the course of five years, a few weeks at a time.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, confined, life is a bitch, couples, hopes, family relations, prison, husband wife relationship, drug smuggling, society, prison life, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Mother of George (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Nigeria, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A story about a woman willing to do anything and risk everything for her marriage.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, psychological, sincere
Plot: couple relations, immigrants, society, couples, lifestyle, trying to get pregnant, family relations, female protagonist, strong female presence, urban, woman
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Twelve Thirty (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: TWELVE THIRTY is drama about a family with adult children that is broken, and a self-centered young man who, in the span of a week, becomes entangled in each of their lives, wreaking havoc in the process.
Style: serious, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, sexual ...
Plot: family relations, love triangle, couples, family problems, gender, parents and children, sexual relations, dysfunctional family, sex scene, loneliness, sexual content, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Runaways (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Steve Moore is sixteen and lives with his younger sister, mother Cheryl and her boyfriend John, in a modest house in Bakersfield, California. An abusive and often intoxicated man, John rules the household, and though his attacks on Steve result in ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, psychological, humorous
Plot: teenage life, dysfunctional family, juvenile delinquency, on the run, downfall, society, estrangement, family relations, family problems, youth, life is a bitch, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Marie-Jo and Her 2 Lovers (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Marie-Jo and Her Two Lovers (French: Marie-Jo et ses deux amours) is a 2002 French drama film directed by Robert Guédiguian. It was entered into the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.
Style: serious, psychological, emotional, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, family problems, couples, family relations, couple relations, infidelity, extramarital affair, parents and children, wife husband relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Bedrooms (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Bedrooms tells a story about the walls that separate people, the heartbreak and infidelity that's often the result and the redemption that comes from tearing those walls down. The film is told in 4 stories by 3 filmmakers. Three of the stories ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: love and romance, breakup, couple relations, introspection, family problems, family relations, twins, unfulfillment, infidelity, sexuality, multiple storylines, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Happy Housewife (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Lea is an immaculate 30-something wife whose husband’s job in real estate allows her an enviably glossy lifestyle. The word ‘emancipation’ simply isn't in her vocabulary and as long as the money rolls in, all is rosy. So, when Harry Jr. ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, life turned upside down, couples, crumbling marriage, parents and children, couple relations, family problems, babies and infants, depression, stewardess, mother child relationship, masturbation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Waiting City (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An outwardly happy Australian couple journey to Calcutta to collect their adopted baby, but on arrival find that the arrangements have yet to be finalized. Soon, the intoxicating mystic power of the Indian city pulls them in separate and unexpected ...
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, touching, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: adoption, couple relations, romance, society, hopes, family relations, city life, love, rivalry, love and romance, urban, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, kolkata
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Open Window (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The engagment between a struggling photographer and an assistant professor is marred by an act of violence.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems, haunted by the past, couple relations, family in crisis, vegetarian, family relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Tuesday, After Christmas (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Romania
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Paul Hanganu loves two women. Adriana his wife and the mother of their daughter, the woman with whom he's shared the thrills of the past ten years, and Raluca the woman who has made him redefine himself. He has to leave one of them before ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative, talky ...
Plot: dentist, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, breakup, family relations, couples, parents and children, family problems, crumbling relationship, dishonesty, extramarital affair, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Canvas (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman's schizophrenia affects her relationships with her husband and son.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, rough ...
Plot: schizophrenia, mental illness, family relations, family in crisis, couple relations, family problems, parents and children, teenage life, dysfunctional family, single parent, working class, hospital ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%