Movies like The Ties

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The Ties (2020)
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The Ties (2020)
Original name: Lacci
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Naples, early 1980’s. Aldo and Vanda go through a separation, after he reveals his affair. Their two young children are torn between their parents, in a whirlwind of resentment. But the ties that keep people together are inescapable, even without love. Now, 30 years later, Aldo and Vanda are still married.
Style: thought provoking, complex, suspense, realistic
Plot: family relations, infidelity, family problems, crumbling marriage, teenage life, teenager, loneliness, depression, parents and children, justice, life philosophy, society, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, estrangement, social relations, bittersweet, marriage crisis

Most similar movies to The Ties

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and psychological films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, society, mother daughter relationship, teenage life and dysfunctional family mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Ties: Family Secrets (2001), Men, Women & Children (2014), After Lucia (2012), No Letting Go (2015), All Is Forgiven (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Family Secrets (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Autumn 1978 in suburban Sweden. Everything seems to be fine with the middle class Bendrick family with their two teenage children and a younger son, until the mother starts seeing her first love again after 20 years. Just like their badly built ...
Style: realistic, captivating, suspense, sentimental
Plot: infidelity, life turned upside down, family life, love affair, couple relations, parents and children, teenage life, family in crisis, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, family problems, under the surface ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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95%
Men, Women & Children (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives.
Style: touching, realistic, suspense, serious, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, high school, youth, teenage love, internet, computers and web, parents and children, infidelity, coming of age, society, social relations, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.1
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After Lucia (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Alejandra and her dad Roberto have just moved to town. She is new at school, he has a new job. Starting over is sometimes complicated when you have left so much behind.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: bullying, high school life, society, teenage life, social decay, parents and children, estrangement, social relations, family problems, high school, humiliation, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
 764
No Letting Go (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: What would you do to save your child? A young teenager struggles with a debilitating mental illness as his mom risks everything to save him without losing the rest of her family.
Style: thought provoking, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: mental illness, family relations, mental health, bipolar disorder, coming of age, teenage boy, family problems, motherhood, mother son relationship, parents and children, teenage life, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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All Is Forgiven (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Victor lives in Vienna with Annette, his beautiful Austrian wife and their daughter Pamela. It’s spring. Fleeing his work, Victor spends his days outside: he plays with Pamela, pays a visit to Annette’s parents, loiters in the park with the drug ...
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: redemption, crumbling marriage, family problems, family relations, addiction, parents and children, estrangement, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family crisis, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.6
 134
Lost Kisses (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A 13-year-old girl in the deprived outskirts of a sprawling Sicilian city becomes a local celebrity to her needy community when word spreads that she just might be able to perform miracles.
Style: semi serious, touching, sincere, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: miraculous event, family relations, teenage life, hopes, lifestyle, society, youth, dysfunctional family, parents and children, satire, family problems, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sicily, europe, italy, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.3
 19K
The Son's Room (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A psychoanalyst and his family go through profound emotional trauma when their son dies in a scuba diving accident.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, meditative, lyrical ...
Plot: psychoanalysis, regret, loss of son, parents and children, family problems, overcoming, hopes, family in crisis, redemption, marriage crisis, loss of child, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.7
 2K
Our Life (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Claudio works on a site in the suburbs of Rome. He is madly in love with his wife who is pregnant with their third child. However, a dramatic event comes to upset this simple and happy life. In a rage for life, Claudio energetically fights against ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: working class, life is a bitch, society, lifestyle, family problems, family in crisis, parents and children, family relations, husband wife relationship, wife husband relationship, desperation, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Falling Angels (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The wickedly funny story of three sisters' coming of age in a wildly dysfunctional family, set against the backdrop of the 60's, free love, the Cold War, LSD and the dawn of feminism. Affectionately dubbed "Little Women on acid", ...
Style: touching, clever, realistic, serious
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family relations, family problems, siblings relations, suburban life, couples, estrangement, youth, eccentric family, teenage life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.6
 2K
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, talky ...
Plot: family gatherings, life turned upside down, parents and children, family life, couples, couple relations, family in crisis, siblings relations, under the surface, family problems, human nature, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.1
 506
Future Weather (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Abandoned by her dreamer single mom, a teenage loner becomes obsessed with ecological disaster, forcing her and her grandmother, a functioning alcoholic, to rethink their futures.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, environmentalism, society, dysfunctional family, teenage life, gain trust, family problems, life is a bitch, youth, bittersweet, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Sex of the Stars (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Every child who has lost a parent early in life (whether due to death or the separations of divorce or for any other reason) longs to see that parent again. Many have kept up a running dialogue in their heads of things they would say to them if they ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, transsexual, gender, youth, coming of age, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, society, bittersweet, transvestism, estrangement, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Gebo and the Shadow (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Despite his age and general weariness, Gebo keeps on working as an accountant to provide for his family. He lives with his wife, Doroteia, and his daughter-in-law, Sofia, but it is the absence of João, son and husband, that worries them.Gebo seems ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: poverty, honor, family problems, family relations, parents and children, society, thief, missing child
Time: 19th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.5
 633
A Way of Life (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: At 17 LeighAnne Williams has a six month old baby to look after, with only the help of three teenage squatters who flog stolen gear to make ends meet. A neighbour (actually from Turkey) across the street becomes target to her growing paranoia that ...
Style: bleak, psychological, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: vandalism, delusion, family problems, family relations, parents and children, interracial relations, custody, life is a bitch, society, social relations, down on your luck, kids in trouble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 ⇓
45%
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 ⇓
44%
A Minor Leap Down (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Nahal is around thirty and in her fourth month of pregnancy. During a routine check-up she learns that her baby has died and she now faces a curettage abortion in two days’ time. When she tries to address the subject, neither her mother nor her ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, emotional, serious, gloomy
Plot: rebellion, society, family relations, estrangement, life is a bitch, rebelliousness, strong female presence, miscarriage, pregnancy, unfulfillment, depression, child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.4
 508
Hidden Diary (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the 1950s, Louise left her husband when their children were still little. She was never heard from again. Her daughter Martine stayed in the small seaside town, where she became a doctor. Martine's daughter, Audrey, a thirty-year-old ...
Style: serious, sincere, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, mysterious past, murder, haunted by the past, parents and children, estrangement, family problems, parent child relationship, small town, bittersweet, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 190
Anonymes (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Tunisia, Switzerland, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A teenager unwittingly reveals a terrible family secret to her new neighbors.
Style: sincere, serious, thought provoking, contemplative, sentimental ...
Plot: teenage life, family life, coming of age, hopes, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, introspection, self discovery, mother daughter relationship, celebrity culture, society ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 2K
Country (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gilbert has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but his wife decides to fight for her family.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, against the odds, survival, couple relations, family business, couples, family in crisis, parents and children, human nature, down on your luck, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: iowa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
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Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Sweden, shortly before Christmas. Surgeon Rickard is told the job he expected goes to a Dane, because of his substance abuse. It's too late to cancel dinner with his in-laws. The guest couple announces their in-vitro is a success. Then ...
Style: sincere, touching, bleak, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, crumbling marriage, family problems, dishonesty, redemption, couples, family relations, love affair, parents and children, couple relations, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 ⇓
38%
 6.2
 440
Wild Iris (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman and her teenage son move back in with her mother to work together in the family bridal business.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: unlikely couple, hopes, romance, dysfunctional family, parents and children, couples, love and romance, youth, family relations, family problems, introspection, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 6.4
 519
Lena (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Lena is a lonely, plump adolescent girl. Much to her surprise she gets a relationship with the popular but unreliable Daan. Lena moves in with Daan and his strange father Tom and is willing to do a lot for his love. More than a lot.
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: leaving home, coming of age, teenage love, parents and children, teenage life, physical appearance, youth, family relations, family problems, teenager, sexual abuse, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.9
 114
Mile Zero (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mile Zero is a story about a father with a remarkable capacity to love.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, gloomy
Plot: kidnapping, family problems, breakup, couples, estrangement, family relations, crumbling marriage, parents and children, dysfunctional family, wilderness, family in crisis, utopia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Martha... Martha (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Having received a frosty reception when visiting her parents, Martha drags her husband Reymond and infant daughter Lise to Spain, to renew her acquaintance with her estranged sister Marie. After a quarrel, Marthe and her family return to France, ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, family reunited, family relations, depression, sister sister relationship, mother child relationship, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, female director, visit, rape, suicide ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Sex & the Single Mom (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jess Gradwell and her teenage daughter boast a superclose relationship. When it comes to sex, however, Mom won't stand for anything less than premarital celibacy. So she gets a pretty healthy dose of her own medicine when she winds up getting ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: single parent, pregnancy, moral dilemma, teenage life, youth, family problems, love and romance, lifestyle, society, family life, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Twelve Mile Road (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A divorced farmer takes in his troubled teenage daughter for the summer, a summer which changes the lives of the two of them, and their friends and family.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: troubled teen, family relations, farmer, teenage life, family problems, estrangement, youth, parents and children, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, elderly, summer vacation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Hounded on a Carnival Monday (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the small town of San Jorge, a 12- year-old girl watches in horror as her father, a local telegraph operator is thrown in prison by the local military dictatorship. Meanwhile, her mother, Florencia, must make tough moral decisions in order for ...
Style: captivating, psychological, suspense
Plot: revenge, dictatorship, male female relationship, seduction, social relations, family problems, attempted seduction, mother daughter relationship, seductress, social problems, sexual relations, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 ⇓
32%