Movies like Father

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Father (2020)
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Father (2020)
Original name: Отац
Genre: Drama
Country: Serbia, France, Germany, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Nikola’s children are taken away from him after social services decide that he is too poor to provide them with a decent living environment. He sets off on foot to lodge a complaint in Belgrade.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: corruption, foster home, small town, fighting the system, parents and children, social problems, dysfunctional family, corrupt official, social issues, family, family relations, foster child, life is a bitch, father and son, adoption, father son relationship, society, political corruption, small town life, foster parent, adopted son, corrupt politician, social relations, father, poverty ...
Place: serbia

Most similar movies to Father

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and sincere films with plots about family relations, parents and children, society, life is a bitch, social relations, small town and small town life mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Father: Aviva, My Love (2006), Father's Acre (2009), The Warrior and the Savior (2013), Goodbye Gary Cooper (2009), Little Girl Lost (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Aviva, My Love (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Aviva, a hard-working hotel cook in the small northern Israeli town of Tiberias, is on the brink of finally fulfilling her lifelong dream. For years she kept her remarkable writing abilities under wraps, until her sister, Anita, introduces her to ...
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, writer's life, family problems, dysfunctional family, working class, creative block, social decay, small town life, unemployment, small town, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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 ⇓
90%
The Warrior and the Savior (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Orphaned by A.I.D.S., South African children Ibutho and Umsindisi SIlongo try to make a fresh start in the United States. What they do not know is that their struggles are far from over.
Style: captivating
Plot: orphan, african, immigration, adoption, kids in trouble, children, life is a bitch, society, social relations, social problems, social issues, aids ...
Place: new york, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Goodbye Gary Cooper (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Au milieu de nulle part, une cité ouvrière vidée de sa population depuis quelques années déjà. Pourtant, certains habitants ont décidé d'y rester, plus par choix que par nécessité, parce que c'est là qu'ils sont nés et ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, emotional
Plot: factory, single parent, unemployment, workplace, life is a bitch, society, hopes, family relations, family problems, isolation, working class, parents and children ...
Place: france, europe, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Little Girl Lost (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This heart-wrenching story inspired by real events depicts the trials of the Brady family, who are trying desperately to adopt a helpless little girl they took in when she was in a foster care program. Clara and Tim Brady are in for the fight of ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, adoption, fighting the system, life is a bitch, society, eyeglasses, foster home, child abuse, custody battle, doctor, female doctor, stethoscope ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Mom at Sixteen (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Pregnant sixteen year old Jacey's well-meaning mother forces her to keep the birth a secret and decides to raise the baby as her own.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage pregnancy, mother daughter relationship, adoption, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, youth, family problems, family relations, social relations, babies and infants, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Croatia, Slovenia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In Stip, a small town in Macedonia, every January the local priest throws a wooden cross into the river and hundreds of men dive after it. Good fortune and prosperity are guaranteed to the man who retrieves it. This time, Petrunya dives into the ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, captivating
Plot: female protagonist, feminism, social relations, sexism, social issues, religions or cults, religious faith, society, social problems, women, religion, small town life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Third Side of the River (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tensions rise when a doctor (Daniel Veronese) pressures his teenage son to follow in his footsteps.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, serious, tense
Plot: coming of age, family problems, family relations, parents and children, under the surface, dysfunctional family, teenage life, small town, father son relationship, double life, social relations, favoritism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Charms for the Easy Life (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of three women who live in a North Carolina town and defy the traditional roles set forth for them by society.
Style: sincere, sentimental, emotional, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, small town life, fall in love, family life, family relations, homecoming, love and romance, crumbling marriage, healing power, estrangement, social relations, family problems ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
I'm Glad My Mother Is Alive (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This finely acted, delicate and provocative new film by one of France’s most impressive filmmakers—working here with his son, Nathan—depicts the troubled life of an adopted boy who, as a taciturn adult, visits his birth mother and strikes up a ...
Style: serious, captivating, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: foster child, disorder, parents and children, adoption, haunted by the past, youth, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, mischievous children, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Return to Peyton Place (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Residents of the small town of Peyton Place aren't pleased when they realize they're the characters in local writer Allison MacKenzie's controversial first novel. A sequel to the hit 1957 film.
Style: emotional, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, family relations, lifestyle, love and romance, crumbling marriage, youth, coming of age, society, single parent, haunted by the past, parents and children ...
Time: 50s
Place: new york, usa, massachusetts, new hampshire, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
No One Writes to the Colonel (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, France, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Every Friday, the Colonel puts on his only suit and goes to the dock to await a letter announcing the arrival of his pension. But the townsfolk all know that this pension will never come. His wife also knows it, and even he knows it. But he is still ...
Style: serious, sincere, atmospheric, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: pension, colonel, hopes, parents and children, small town, small town life, family life, couple relations, haunted by the past, family relations, downfall, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Slovenia, Italy
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Senada is 31 and she lives in Poljice neighborhood in Lukavac municipality with her partner and two daughters. She is pregnant with her third child for approximately five months. Since she didn’t have health insurance, she does not go to the ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: pregnancy, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, realism, parents and children, family in crisis, race against time, social misfits, misfit, money raising, society ...
Place: bosnia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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You Lucky Dog (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After her mother's death, New York City fashion designer Lisa Rayborn (Natasha Henstridge) returns to her hometown and family farm. Due to a weak economy, her brother Jim (Harry Hamlin) has converted the family business from a cattle farm into ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, captivating, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, pets, small town life, farm, small town, animal life, ambition, adoption, competition, dog, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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PorNO (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, Ukraine
Story: Max films his friends having lecherous fun at his own birthday party; unaware of how it will change his life. Just out of high school, by haphazard, he becomes a big porno producer. His father, a principled police major, chases porno makers, not ...
Style: captivating, psychological
Plot: adult filmmaking, family problems, family relations, father and son, porn industry, social problems, fighting crime, social relations, porn director, pornographic video, pornographer, father son relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Candles on Bay Street (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: DeeDee returns to her hometown with her 11 year old son, Trooper, 13 years after she ran off with her boyfriend. Her childhood best friend, Sam, is now married and he and his wife, Lydia, are the town's veterinarians. Lydia is a little wary ...
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: single parent, adoption, veterinarian, parents and children, social relations, terminal illness, couple relations, life is a bitch, homecoming, couples, small town, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Virgin (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When a teenager finds herself pregnant, with no memory of having had sex, she determines that she is carrying the child of God.
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, family relations, clergy, society, youth, sexual abuse, parents and children, small town, teenage life, teenage girl, virginity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 ⇓
50%
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Milwaukee, Minnesota (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Having lived his entire life under the watchful eye of his overbearing mother, Albert must fend for himself when an unidentified automobile suddenly kills her. Free for the first time, Albert quickly responds to the bait dangling in front of him, ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, offbeat
Plot: family relations, misfit, mentally challenged, social misfits, dysfunctional family, parents and children, small town, death of mother, con artists, mother son relationship, transvestism, hit and run ...
Time: contemporary
Place: minnesota, milwaukee wisconsin, wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Deep in My Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this made-for-tv movie, an adopted woman decides to find her birth mother. Her search leads her to a shocking discovery that she has to face and why her upbringing was not an easy one.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: adoption, interracial relations, family problems, family relations, strong female presence, dysfunctional family, parents and children, life is a bitch, society, female director, birth mother, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Angels Crest (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The small working-class town of Angels Crest is a tight-knit community resting quietly in one of the vast and stunningly beautiful valleys of the Rocky Mountains. Ethan, one of the town's residents, is a young father but not much more than a ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: small town, parents and children, small town life, legal, forces of nature, death of child, snow, society, loss of son, social relations, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
It All Starts Today (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Set in a forlorn mining town near Valencienne in the north of France, the story is about one man's struggle to bring life to his once prosperous village and its inhabitants. Philippe Torreton, who won a César for Best Actor with his title role ...
Style: sincere, touching, gloomy, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: teacher, dedicated educator, kindergarten, small town, social decay, dysfunctional family, small town life, teachers and students, idealism, life is a bitch, society, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
In Safe Hands (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Théo is given up for adoption by his biological mother on the very day he is born. After this anonymous birth, the mother has two months to change her mind… Or not. The child welfare services and adoption service spring into action… The former ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating
Plot: social services, adoptive mother, newborn baby, adoption, motherhood, baby, foster home, hospital, unwanted pregnancy, childbirth, society, foster child ...
Time: year 2017
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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In Bloom (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Georgia, Germany, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Eka and Natia leave their childhood behind and ignore societal customs to escape from their turbulent family lives.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, sincere
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, best friends, society, life is a bitch, coming of age, dysfunctional family, civil war, teenage life, parents and children, youth, teenage girl ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1992, 1990s
Place: georgia (former ussr), caucasus, asia, tbilisi, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Day I Was Not Born (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Argentina
Duration: 94 min.
Story: During a stopover in Buenos Aires on her way to Chile, 31-year-old Maria recognizes a nursery rhyme. Maria doesn't speak a work of Spanish, but without understanding what she is singing, she remembers the Spanish lyrics. Disturbed and thrown ...
Style: psychological, realistic, captivating, contemplative, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, self discovery, parents and children, haunted by the past, protecting from truth, adoption, family relations, uncover truth, life is a bitch, hopes, society, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Oxen (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway, Denmark
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In desperation brought on by near-starvation, Helge Roos kills his master's ox and feeds it to his wife and baby daughter. No-one suspects anything until the meat is finished and Helge tries to sell the hide at a local market. He is spotted by ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, atmospheric, psychological
Plot: prison life, small town, family life, parents and children, going straight, hopes, dishonesty, life is a bitch, downfall, down on your luck, vengeance, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
 603
Our Father (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Chad, Netherlands
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two boys (Tamir & Amine) awake one morning to find that their father has abandoned their family. Shocked, they begin to misbehave. While surreptitiously watching a movie, they think they see their father speaking to them and steal the film to ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: against the odds, family relations, young heroes, obsessive quest, missing person, kids in trouble, dysfunctional family, parents and children, teenage life, estrangement, family problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 2K
Ballast (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A single mother and her embattled son struggle to subsist in a small Mississippi Delta township. An act of violence thrusts them into the world of an emotionally devastated highway store owner, awakening the fury of a bitter and longstanding ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: single parent, small town, life is a bitch, family relations, parents and children, danger, juvenile delinquent, robbery, lawyer, gun, suicide, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mississippi, mississippi river
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Home Before Dark (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: It's 1963 in rural Massachusetts, and Nora James has the usual worries of an eleven year-old girl:lipstick, first crushes, staying out of trouble at school...not easy when your teacher is the elderly Sister Concilia. And even harder when your ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: family relations, assassination, deadly, clergy, parents and children, murder, dysfunctional family, unfulfillment, contests and competitions, nanny, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Mother's Day (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two women living on either side of the Irish Sea are brought together in the wake of the Warrington bombing of March 1993.
Style: suspense, captivating
Plot: bombing, death of child, religious conflict, terror, religious, counter terrorism, terrorism, war, social problems, society, social relations, social issues ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%