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The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005)
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The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jack Slavin is an environmentalist with a heart condition who lives with his daughter, Rose, on an isolated island. While Jack fights against developers who wish to build in the area, he also craves more contact with other people. When he invites his girlfriend, Kathleen, and her sons, Rodney and Thaddius, to move in, Rose is upset. The complicated family dynamics makes things difficult for everyone in the house.
Style: melancholic, disturbing, emotional, sentimental, touching, sexy, realistic, erotic, psychological, inspirational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, father daughter relationship, single parent, coming of age, single father, island, virginity, isolation, parents and children, first sex, teenage life, rebelliousness, sexual exploration, commune, family relations, dysfunctional family, depression, innocence lost, illness, sex, death, hippie, runaway, forbidden love, culture clash ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986, future
Place: usa, california, vermont

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, coming of age, family problems, mentor and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Ballad of Jack and Rose: Ken Park (2002), Angela (1995), Broken Wings (2002), Trust (2010), Blue Car (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Ken Park (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ken Park focuses on several teenagers and their tormented home lives. Shawn seems to be the most conventional. Tate is brimming with psychotic rage; Claude is habitually harassed by his brutish father and coddled, rather uncomfortably, by his ...
Style: rough, disturbing, sexual, sexy, erotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: strong sexual content, coming of age, underage sex, explicit sex, incest, nudity (full frontal - brief), teenage sex, youth, older woman younger man relationship, infidelity, erection, masturbation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, australia, usa
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Angela (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A ten year old girl named Angela leads her six year old sister, Ellie, through various regimens of 'purification' in an attempt to rid themselves of their evil, which she believes to be the cause of their mother's mental illness. ...
Style: sincere, touching, psychological, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: mental illness, girl, dysfunctional family, youth, child's point of view, spirituality, obsession, sister sister relationship, coming of age, little girl, mysticism, pedophile ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new york state
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Broken Wings (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.
Style: emotional, touching, lyrical, depressing, stylized ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, jewish, hopes, couple relations, midlife crisis, family life, human nature, haunted by the past, fall in love, teenage life, innocence lost, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
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Trust (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A suburban family is torn apart when fourteen-year-old Annie meets her first boyfriend online. After months of communicating via online chat and phone, Annie discovers her friend is not who he originally claimed to be. Shocked into disbelief, her ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: sexual abuse, investigation, father daughter relationship, teenager, bullying, innocence lost, teenage life, youth, rape, rape and revenge, pedophile, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, chicago illinois, usa, milwaukee wisconsin, cleveland ohio ...
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Blue Car (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gifted 18-year-old Meg has been abandoned by her father and neglected by her hardworking mother. Left to care for her emotionally disturbed younger sister, her world begins to unravel. She finds an outlet in writing poetry and support from her ...
Style: harsh, realistic, emotional, touching, poignant ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teacher student relationship, family relations, teachers and students, poetry, cheerleading, high school, love and romance, youth, power relations, parents and children, innocence lost, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio
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Rambling Rose (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rose, is taken in by the Hillyer family to serve as a 1930s housemaid so that she can avoid falling into a life of prostitution. Rose's appearence and personality is such that all men fall for her, and Rose knows it. She can't help herself ...
Style: erotic, sexy, emotional, touching, sexual ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, love, self discovery, love and romance, prostitute, dysfunctional family, unlikely friendships, adolescence, redemption, family relations, introspection, parents and children ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1971, 1920s
Place: georgia, california, usa
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53%
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Interiors (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A look at a dysfunctional family dominated by the controlling madness of its matriarch, Eve. Her reluctant husband and their three daughters make doomed efforts to cope with Eve's demands, while also trying to get on with their own lives. But, ...
Style: realistic, bleak, psychological, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, sister sister relationship, depression, family relations, divorce, character study, father daughter relationship, sibling rivalry, parenthood, life philosophy, family gatherings, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
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Life as a House (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.
Style: emotional, sentimental, sincere, touching, sad ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: terminal illness, father son relationship, cancer, dying, reconciliation, house, dysfunctional family, family, suburbs, redemption, illness, relationships ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
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12 and Holding (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Three pre-adolescents with virginal and eager-of-signals naivety, hit headlong against monstrous and inhospitable loneliness, in the incandescent fire among the ashes of their own inocence.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, sad, heartbreaking ...
Plot: coming of age, teenager, friendship, adoption, vengeance, childhood, family relations, loss of son, family problems, family in crisis, haunted by the past, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
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The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Alison Dodge, a 17-year old raised by her mother, decides on her own to spend her last summer before college getting to know her father
Style: serious, uplifting, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: estranged father, fear of commitment, coming of age, introspection, teenage life, estrangement, family problems, one more chance, youth, redemption, parents and children, first sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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What Girls Learn (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two teenage girls must come to terms with their stepfather when their mother is struck by illness.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: teenage girl, single mother, stepfather, family relations, teenage life, teenage love, youth, love and romance, romance, family problems, couples, estrangement ...
Time: 80s
Place: georgia, usa, new york
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Red Doors (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Wongs struggle to cope with life, love, and family dysfunction in the suburbs of New York.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian, family life, dysfunctional family, family problems, culture clash, parents and children, human nature, youth, single parent, suburbs, family in crisis, lgbtq ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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White Oleander (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.
Style: emotional, intense, disturbing, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, bad mother, teenage life, women's prison, manipulation, loneliness, murder, family relations, crimes, women, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles, nova scotia, mexico
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.
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Audience: girls' night
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Country: USA
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Face (2002)
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Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, psychological, talky ...
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The Shipping News (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An emotionally-beaten man with his young daughter moves to his ancestral home in Newfoundland to reclaim his life.
Style: melancholic, stylized, emotional, serious, captivating ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, new jersey, atlantic ocean, newfoundland
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Canvas (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
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Echo Park, L.A. (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As Magdalena's 15th birthday approaches, her simple, blissful life is complicated by the discovery that she's pregnant. Kicked out of her house, she finds a new family with her great-granduncle and gay cousin.
Style: touching, melancholic, sentimental, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
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Time: contemporary
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Tully (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, touching, sentimental, sexy ...
Plot: small town, coming of age, friendship, lifestyle, womanizer, young lovers, opposites attract, introspection, youth, romance, society, couples ...
Place: nebraska, england, usa, europe
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Marvin's Room (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A leukemia patient attempts to end a 20-year feud with her sister to get her bone marrow.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
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Place: florida, usa, ohio, orlando florida
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45%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A 1980s-set drama about a teenage girl undergoing her sexual awakening when she learns about her father's infidelities.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, touching, stylized ...
Plot: beach house, infidelity, family relations, parents and children, parent child relationship, family problems, dishonesty, coming of age, love, older man younger woman relationship, father daughter relationship, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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An American Rhapsody (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, melancholic, stylized ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: At a summer house in Vermont, neighbor Howard falls in love with Lane, who's in a relationship with Peter, who's falling for Stephanie, who's married with children.
Style: talky, emotional, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, adultery, friendship, depression, loneliness, love triangle, family relations, couples, family problems, parents and children, friends, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vermont
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Nine Lives (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.
Style: emotional, talky, intense, serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: contemporary
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A River Runs Through It (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A River Runs Through is a cinematographically stunning true story of Norman Maclean. The story follows Norman and his brother Paul through the experiences of life and growing up, and how their love of fly fishing keeps them together despite varying ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, thought provoking, melancholic ...
Plot: fishing, beautiful scenery, coming of age, self discovery, father son relationship, americana, river, brother brother relationship, wilderness, childhood, tragedy, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1910s, 1930s
Place: montana, usa
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The Cement Garden (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After the death of her husband, the mother of Julie, Jack, Sue and Tom begins to suffer from a mysterious illness. Aware that she is going to have to go into hospital she opens a bank account for the children, so that they can be financially ...
Style: disturbing, sexy, erotic, art house, compassionate ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: incest, brother sister incest, coming of age, sex with brother, brother sister sex, siblings relations, sex with sister, male nudity, forbidden sex, family relations, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: england
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44%
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The Namesake (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: American-born Gogol, the son of Indian immigrants, wants to fit in among his fellow New Yorkers, despite his family's unwillingness to let go of their traditional ways.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: culture clash, immigrants, childhood, marriage, arranged marriage, generation gap, childbirth, relationships, parenthood, life, rebel, family life ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
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Nenette and Boni (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Teenage siblings Nenette and Boni were raised apart as a result of their parents' divorce. Their mother, who doted on her son Boni, has died. He works for an interesting couple as a pizza baker, and is surprised and enraged when his younger ...
Style: psychological, art house, melancholic, sexy, splatter ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, obsession, incest, sexuality, siblings relations, teenage life, love and romance, human nature, single parent, coming of age, character study, teenage pregnancy ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo, london, vietnam
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