Movies like Between Two Women 1986

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Between Two Women (1986)
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Between Two Women (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When shy school teacher Val and Harry, the son of an aged opera singer, get married, Val quickly discovers that Harry's mother, Barbara, is not very happy with their union. In fact, Barbara tries to separate the couple. But, when Barbara suffers a debilitating stroke, Val's compassion and empathy mend the rift between two women, giving Barbara the will to survive. But will Barbara learn to love her daughter-in-law?
Plot: terminal illness, stroke, friendship, mother, husband wife relationship, marital problem, family disapproval

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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 terminal illness, cancer, family relations, husband wife relationship, unfulfillment, friendship and life is a bitch mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Between Two Women: You're Not You (2014), My Life (1993), Rails & Ties (2007), Griffin and Phoenix (1976), Two Kinds Of Love (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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You're Not You (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A drama centered on a classical pianist who has been diagnosed with ALS and the brash college student who becomes her caregiver.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, life is a bitch, dying, family relations, teaching the ways of the world, youth, parents and children, death, husband wife relationship, musician, wheelchair bound ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey, san francisco
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95%
Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Film that tells the story of Los Gatos (California) high school football coach Charlie Wedemeyer. At 31, onetime football pro Wedemeyer is living the American dream; a winning team, a happy marriage and public adulation.
Plot: high school sports, boss, school teacher, factory, talking about love, heart, large family, suffocation, soccer coach, cheerleader, high school teacher, high school principal ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: hawaii
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77%
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My Life (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: It seems that Bob Jones has everything a man could want, namely a fulfilling job and a beautiful, pregnant wife, Gail. But Bob's life is turned upside-down when he is diagnosed with cancer and given four months to live -- not even enough time ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sad, sentimental ...
Plot: terminal illness, reconciliation, death, pregnancy, childbirth, self discovery, family life, couple relations, parents and children, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, cancer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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67%
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Rails & Ties (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A deadly collision between a train and car lead to an unlikely bond between the train engineer and a young boy who escapes the carnage.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: orphan, train, friendship, family relations, terminal illness, family problems, single parent, unfulfillment, bittersweet, parents and children, collision, suicidal ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Griffin and Phoenix (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Geoffrey Griffin who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer in his chest, meets Sarah Phoenix as they both attend a university lecture on the psychology of dying. Sarah Phoenix has got terminal leukemia, but Griffin doesn't know that, and she ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional
Audience: date night
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, couples, campus, bittersweet, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, dealing with death, unlikely couple, young lovers, youth ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Two Kinds Of Love (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two kinds of love are experienced by young Ricky Schroder in this made-for-TV drama. One kind is the tenuous affection he extends to his estranged father when Schroder's mother unexpectedly dies. The other kind consists of the teasing ...
Plot: family relations, father son relationship, boy, husband wife relationship, cancer, loss of mother, loss of wife, workaholic, death of mother, terminal illness, estranged father, widower ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
A Dream of Kings (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A powerful and touching drama set in Chicago's vibrant Greek-American community, A Dream of Kings benefits from the regal talent of Anthony Quinn in a role he was born to play: Matsoukos, a proud, earthy optimist, very much like his ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: optimism, family relations, terminal illness, hopes, sexual dysfunction, one more chance, couples, parents and children, couple relations, life is a bitch, romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s
Place: greece, chicago illinois, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Chronic (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: David is a nurse who works with terminally ill patients. Dedicated to his profession, he develops strong relationships people he cares for. But outside of work, it's a different story altogether.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: terminal illness, nurse, complaint, architect, introvert, patient, character study, past, fired from the job, friendship, love and romance, male nurse ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Forget Me Never (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Diane McGowin was employed as an administrative assistant for a group of attorneys in private practice. She found herself forgetting things, especially losing short term memory. She suspected that something was wrong and went to the doctor. After ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: memory loss, aging, life is a bitch, legal action, unfulfillment, politics, couple relations, mental illness, terminal illness, friendship, relationship vs career, college ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Cure (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Dexter, age 11, who has AIDS, and his next door neighbor Eric, a little older and much bigger, become best friends. Eric also becomes closer to Dexter's mother than to his own, who is neglectful and bigoted and violently forbids their ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, aids, friendship, best friends, loss of son, abusive parent, coming of age, bittersweet, friends, cure, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, minnesota, new orleans, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Shadow Box (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Over the course of a day in a California hospice, three terminally ill patients are observed with their families reflecting on life and death. Adapted for television from the award-winning play by Michael Cristofer.
Plot: long lost daughter, gay, terminal illness, cancer, ex husband ex wife relationship, homosexual, letter, destiny, mother daughter relationship, love, husband wife relationship, death ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: touching, emotional, uplifting, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, estrangement, leukemia, transplant, family relations, family problems, single parent, siblings relations, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, sibling relationship, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, ohio, usa, orlando florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Legacy (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: A terminally ill, abused boy chronicles his life on an online message board.
Plot: terminal illness, nanny, internet, cancer, sexual abuse, poetry, chat room
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Eternity and a Day (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Greece, Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Alexander, a famous writer, is very ill and has only a few days to live. He meets a little boy on the street, who is an illegal immigrant from Albania. Alexander then takes the boy home.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: terminal illness, poet, writers, hospital, master and servant, family life, human nature, self discovery, haunted by the past, bus, on the road, refugee ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: greece, tokyo, australia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Color of Rain (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After cancer claims Matt Kell's life on Christmas Day 2005, his widow, Gina and two young boys are left to cope with the pain of his loss while their close church community gathers around them for support.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: terminal illness, love and romance, friends, fall in love, friendship, chores, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, love story, loss of husband, starting over, loss of spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Red Roses and Petrol (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dysfunctional Irish family gathers after the death of their patriarch.
Style: sincere, touching, psychological, serious, captivating
Plot: secret, family reunited, family relations, dysfunctional family, family conflict, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, love, family gatherings, brother sister relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, family tragedy ...
Place: ireland, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Silence Like Glass (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: True story of two diametrically opposed young women dealing with terminal illness.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Plot: friendship, friends, couples, forbidden love, clinic, working class, terminal illness, hopes, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, dancer's life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Murder in Texas (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Based on a true story, this film tells of a plastic surgeon who was suspected of causing the death of his first wife, the daughter of a wealthy member of Houston society. The doctor then marries his mistress, whom he had been keeping during his ...
Plot: plastic surgeon, murder, obsession, horse riding, extramarital affair, prison, car accident, day of the dead, self destructing, wealthy family, oil well, father in law ...
Place: houston texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Mulberry Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A drama centered on a young man working in Rhode Island's state corrections system and his relationship with a convicted murderer who is dying of AIDS and spending his remaining days on hospital detail.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, talky ...
Plot: hospital, redemption, terminal illness, prison, haunted by the past, estrangement, life sentence, family relations, one more chance, life is a bitch, hopes, murderer ...
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Other Woman (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the divorce from Michael, Tessa raises her daughters Kate and Lara alone. None of them can stand Michael's new young wife Carolyn, a model. But when Tessa learns that she's suffering from cancer and soon will die, she tries to get ...
Style: realistic
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, model, divorce, couples, family problems, parents and children, family life, family in crisis, infidelity, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Always Outnumbered (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An ex-con moves to L.A. to find work and creates a disturbance by fighting for a position. More importantly he touches the lives of many of his neighbors including an older man dying of cancer, a young married couple whose husband is too proud to ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough
Plot: retirement home, terminal illness, ex convict, cancer, gang, family problems, couples, friends, family relations, starting over, unfulfillment, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Sophie and the Moonhanger (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A woman pits herself against her husband and his Ku Klux Klan member friends when she learns that they are planning an attack against her black maid and her husband.
Plot: friendship, husband wife relationship, friend, interracial relations, racism, housekeeper, marital abuse, ku klux klan
Time: 50s
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Frailer (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Norway
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman diagnosed with terminal lung cancer gathers her three dearest friends together to make the most of the time she has left.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: best friends, friends, friendship, family relations, siblings relations, unfulfillment, strong female presence, terminal illness, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Last Best Year (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jane (Bernadette Peters) has a dizzy spell while at home. As her condition does not improve, she consults a doctor who finds that she is very ill and that she has no family to help her through this very trying time. He enlists the help of a ...
Plot: dying woman, terminal illness, childhood trauma, cancer, humanity, female friendship, death, dying, therapist
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Everything Put Together (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Everything Put Together is a 2000 film directed by Marc Forster starring Radha Mitchell and Megan Mullally.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: redemption, losing-it hero, pregnancy, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, family problems, social decay, dysfunctional family, family life, terminal illness, babies and infants, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Christmas at Maxwell's (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A successful American family retreat to their summer home on the banks of Lake Erie to find meaning in life, illness, loss, and change this Christmas. With a successful career in the wine business, and two amazing children, what more can a family ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: human spirit, family life, couples, family problems, life is a bitch, hopes, love and romance, miraculous event, homecoming, road not taken, parents and children, child illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Decoding Annie Parker (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The lives of a breast-cancer patient and a researcher who is trying to prove a genetic link to cancer intersect in a groundbreaking study.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: genetics, cancer, coping, human spirit, optimism, inventions and discoveries, terminal illness, chemotherapy, couples, genetic engineering, hopes, infidelity ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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She Lives! (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A young couple searches for the cure for the girl's terminal illness.
Plot: cancer, college student, star crossed lovers, dying young, disease, melancholy, terminal illness, love, death
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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My Brother (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "My Brother" is an inner city story of two impoverished boys, Isaiah and James. James is developmentally disabled. Their mother, L'Tisha, finds herself in a tragic situation. Dying of tuberculosis, she desperately tries to get her two ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: disability, terminal illness, life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, mentally challenged, brother brother relationship, sick mother, responsibility, urban ghetto, siblings relations, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Who Will Love My Children? (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on a true story of Iowa farm wife Lucile Fray. Ann-Margret plays a dying mother of ten whose last wish is to find loving families for her children.
Plot: affection, father daughter relationship, death, adoption, mother daughter relationship, little boy, sacrifice, self sacrifice, poverty, terminal illness, orphan, farmer ...
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%