Movies like My Father and My Son

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My Father and My Son (2005)
 8.3
 79K
My Father and My Son (2005)
Original name: Babam ve Oğlum
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Turkey
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Turkish man, whose wife died while giving birth to his son during a military coup, finally returns home. Estranged from his father for turning his back on the family farm, he takes his 8 year-old and tries to repair relations.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, gloomy, comic
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, homecoming, tragic hero, trial, society, parents and children, family life, rebel, rebelliousness, child birth, choice, political unrest, single parent, reconciliation, family disapproval, rebellion, village, torture, journalist, childbirth, father son relationship, student, revolution, village life ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, society, single parent, family life and family problems mostly in Drama, Family and Sport genres. Some movies like My Father and My Son: The Lamb (2014), Kabei: Our Mother (2008), Viktoria (2014), Marussia (2013), Autumn (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Lamb (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Turkey, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In a small village near Erzincan (Turkey) young Mert is about to get traditionally circumcised, but the family does not have the money to follow up with the circumcision celebration. The family wants to be able to serve lamb meat to the guests of ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: village, family relations, parents and children, tradition, society, religions or cults, village life, circumcision, social relations, countryside
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Kabei: Our Mother (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set in Tokyo in 1940, the peaceful life of the Nogami Family suddenly changes when the father, Shigeru, is arrested and accused of being a Communist. His wife Kayo works frantically from morning to night to maintain the household and bring up her ...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, world war two, parents and children, family relations, wartime life, political unrest, unsupportive parent, state affairs, single parent, death in the family, nationalism, mother son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.4
 412
Viktoria (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Bulgaria, Romania
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Dreaming of the West, Boryana is determined not to have a child in communist Bulgaria. Nonetheless, her daughter Viktoria enters the world in 1979, curiously missing a belly button, and is declared the country’s Baby of the Decade. Pampered by her ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, bleak ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, dysfunctional family, single parent, life turned upside down, family problems, youth, political unrest, politics, motherhood, disorder, communism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: bulgaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.0
 79
Marussia (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France, Russia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In cities like Paris there are countless people from Eastern Europe who have forsaken their homelands because they can see no future there. Lucia and her little daughter Marussia are two such people. They have been thrown out by the Russian ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy
Plot: society, childhood, immigration, family relations, family problems, family, family in crisis, life is a bitch, single parent, poverty, mother daughter relationship, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 7.8
 6K
Autumn (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man struggles after his release from ten years as a political prisoner.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: prostitute, love affair, homecoming, starting over, hopes, love and romance, society, life is a bitch, family relations, reconciliation, fighting illness, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, black sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Black Tulip (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Afghanistan, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Mansouri family opens up a new restaurant after the fall of the Taliban in Kabul, Afghanistan only to be subsequently targeted by factional Taliban elements.
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: rebellion, fighting the system, against the rules, family business, human spirit, family in danger, danger, life is a bitch, society, hopes, state affairs, political unrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.7
 2K
Mommo (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Turkey
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A brother and sister are split up after their mother dies, their father remarries, and their new stepmother rejects them.
Style: touching, serious, atmospheric, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: kids in trouble, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, youth, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, family problems, estrangement, family relations, death in the family, village life, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Maldonado Miracle (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A story about a small, dying town in need of hope until one day a young boy gives them something to believe in.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, miraculous event, clergy, hopes, society, family relations, church, family life, human nature, village, religions or cults, boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 6.5
 650
One Christmas (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: TV film that was to be Katherine Hepburn's last performance. Based on Truman Capote's bittersweet tale of a young boy's adventures with the father he's never known in New Orleans in the 1930s..
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: family relations, family life, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, child as adult, homecoming, road not taken, human nature, countryside, self discovery, reunion ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.1
 3K
Kamchatka (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The movie show us how life was in Argentina for dissident people, in the seventies, under the military government.
Style: sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: family life, family in danger, life is a bitch, youth, confined, parents and children, isolation, political unrest, totalitarianism, society, parent child relationship, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.5
 37
Youth (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Juliette, twenty, falls in love. At the same time her father is diagnosed with a fatal disease.
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, fall in love, love and romance, youth, family relations, family problems, family in crisis, life is a bitch, parents and children, countryside, twentysomething life, loss of virginity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.6
 122
The Dark Horse (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Dark Horse is a story of struggle and redemption. Dana, a ballet teacher, reluctantly returns to her childhood home to discover it is about to be sold. To save the farm, and the family, she must tame her mother's dangerous black horse, and ...
Style: emotional, touching, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, horse ranch, equestrian, homecoming, family problems, hopes, parents and children, family life, farm, family in crisis, self confidence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.6
 4K
Sounder (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Morgans, a loving and strong family of Black sharecroppers in Louisiana in 1933, face a serious family crisis when the husband and father, Nathan Lee Morgan, is convicted of a petty crime and sent to a prison camp. After some weeks or months, ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, prison, dog, interracial relations, racism, school, against the odds, prisoner of war camp, great depression, bittersweet, rich and poor ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 70s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.7
 684
Stay (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman finds out she's pregnant and returns home when the expected father wants nothing to do with her.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, psychological ...
Plot: pregnancy, parents and children, family life, unsupportive spouse, single parent, homecoming, family relations, love, family problems, female director, older man younger woman relationship, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Song of my mother (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Turkey, France, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Nigar (Zübeyde Ronahi) is not accustomed to living in the big city of Istanbul and longs to return to her village in Southeastern Turkey from where she was supposedly forced to leave after the incidents of ethnic clashes in 90s. Her son Ali (Feyyaz ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, contemplative, gloomy
Plot: estrangement, elderly, parents and children, family relations, fish out of water, aging, misfit, society, urban, unfulfillment, song
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Electric Shadows (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 93 min.
Story: For no apparent reason, a mute young woman assaults a youth who delivers water on his bicycle, injuring him and ruining his bike. Surprisingly, she asks him to feed her fish while she is in custody. Her tiny apartment, he discovers, is a shrine to ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional
Plot: youth, hospital, family relations, friendship, self discovery, friends, life is a bitch, society, teenage life, haunted by the past, rebelliousness, small town ...
Time: 70s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.1
 388
Saint Maybe (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A lonely teen troubled by a past family tragedy is suspicious of his sister-in-law, believing she is being unfaithful. His confrontation with his brother sets off a series of tragic events.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, feel good, serious ...
Plot: family relations, church, redemption, tragedy, hopes, love and romance, babies and infants, life is a bitch, death in the family, family life, orphan, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Adapted from the bestselling Japanese autobiography of the same title, this gentle coming-of-age drama concerns an adolescent boy, Boku - Masaya, torn between the inherited recklessness of his father Oton and the inherited responsibility, wisdom and ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: family life, aging, life is a bitch, family relations, parents and children, terminal illness, parents separation, single parent, dedication, supportive parent, golden years, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 6.6
 217
Charlie & Me (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When her beloved grandfather Charlie suddenly falls ill, twelve year-old Casey finds herself making some life or death decisions - and learning to live with the consequences.
Style: feel good, uplifting, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, death in the family, self discovery, love and romance, single parent, hopes, elderly, friends, bittersweet, hospital, chess ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
One Day You'll Understand (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man endeavors to collect memories of his grandparents who died in a concentration camp during the Holocaust.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: haunted by the past, family relations, family life, parents and children, holocaust, death in the family, love and romance, against humanity, society, war crime, old photograph, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, middle east, germany, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The House Without a Christmas Tree (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A young girl named Addie, living in Nebraska in 1946 wants nothing more for the holidays than a Christmas tree, but her widowed father, is bitter and refuses due to events from the family's past.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, semi serious
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, young heroes, mischievous children, crumbling marriage, youth, single parent, family problems, family gatherings, eccentric family, homecoming ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Heart of Christmas (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Dax Ryan Locke, born to Julie and Austin Locke on June 26, 2007, was diagnosed with AML M7, a rare form of leukemia, when he was 13 months old. The Heart of Christmas is set in Washington, Illinois and at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, ...
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, sad, based on true events ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sick child, terminal illness, sad ending, child illness, parents and children, family life, dealing with death, small town, leukemia, family relations, blog, kindness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2009
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
 336
Carrie's War (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Carrie's War is an adaptation of a 1973 children's novel by Nina Bawden, set during the Second World War and following two evacuees, Carrie and her younger brother Nick.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: evacuation, world war two, teenage life, wartime life, life is a bitch, escapades, family relations, family, youth, forceful separation, friendship, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: wales, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: emotional, serious, thought provoking, realistic, gloomy
Plot: rebellion, estrangement, family relations, society, rebelliousness, life is a bitch, strong female presence, miscarriage, pregnancy, unfulfillment, depression, iranian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Sound of the Spirit (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Beautiful and precocious Rivka is a twelve-year-old Jewish girl who believes in Jesus. She and her father attend a Messianic Jewish congregation in their community. But when her father suddenly dies, Rivka's life changes forever. She ends up ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, christian film
Plot: society, family relations, love and romance, youth, culture clash, fall in love, coming of age, religions or cults, social relations, death of father, jewish, religion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Nobody Owns Me (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a lone father's relationship with his daughter, of the destructive power of alcohol, of a child's vulnerability, but also of love, betrayal and socialist politics in 1970s Sweden. A unique and moving story freely based on Åsa ...
Style: bleak, touching, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: working class, parents and children, life turned upside down, single parent, family problems, youth, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, disorder, family relations, life is a bitch, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.3
 3K
1001 Nights (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Turkey
TV show
Story: Sehrazat, a young widow who is financially unable to treat her terminally ill young son, is forced to address to her charming boss, asking for help. The proposal by her boss changes her life forever.
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, fairy tale
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couples, parents and children, moral dilemma, love and romance, wooing, couple relations, single parent, blackmail, leukemia, sick child, family relations, yacht ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Heart of the Country (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: With her husband jailed for Wall Street-based fraud, Faith has to leave behind her luxury life in New York to return home to North Carolina and the widower father and dutiful older sister she left behind. Together, they have to deal with the buried ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, captivating, serious
Plot: family relations, romance, parents and children, homecoming, love affair, hopes, countryside, female protagonist, love and romance, getting home, sister, prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 839
Bopha! (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In this story of a black policeman during South African apartheid, Danny Glover plays the cop, who believes he's trying to help his people, even while serving as a pawn of the racist government. When his son gets involved in the anti-apartheid ...
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: racism, human spirit, idealism, parents and children, rebelliousness, moral dilemma, family life, discrimination, political unrest, injustice, family problems, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.4
 2K
Punjab 1984 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, History
Country: India, Canada
Duration: 159 min.
Story: This is the story of a mother and her missing son set in the backdrop of 1984 Punjab, when the state was going through a terrible time of terrorism. The film depicts the longing of a mother for her son and her search for her son, who is labelled a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense
Plot: loss of son, parents and children, missing person, loss of child, rivalry, disorder, atrocity, state affairs, family relations, bollywood, rebelliousness, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%