20 movies like Happy Land, ordered by similarity : Mum's List(2016), Woodpeckers(2017), The White Cliffs of Dover(1944), Violent Summer(1959), Dean(2016), Swami(2007), Having You(2013), The Champ(1931), The Confirmation(2016), Sky Without Stars(1955), The Noose(1928), My Son, My Son(1940) ...
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In a typical American Midwestern city, Hartfield, Iowa, Lew Marsh (Don Ameche) is the owner of a drugstore. Everyone knows Lew and knew his grandfather, old "Gramp" Marsh (Harry Carey), who... See full summary »
Rafe Spall Emilia Fox Elaine Cassidy William Stagg Matthew Stagg Richard Cordery Susan Jameson Ross McCormack
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A woman dying of incurable breast cancer creates a list of memories and lessons for the husband and sons she is about to leave behind.
Jean Jean Ramón Emilio Candelario Judith Rodriguez Jose Cruz Manuel Raposo Karina Valdez Aleja Johnson Carlota Carretero Keunis Álvarez Orestes Amador
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Incarcerated in the Dominican Republic, an inmate uses sign language to communicate with his imprisoned girlfriend at an adjacent institution.
Irene Dunne Alan Marshal Frank Morgan Roddy McDowall Peter Lawford Dame May Whitty C. Aubrey Smith Gladys Cooper Van Johnson John Warburton Jill Esmond
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A woman (Irene Dunne) from Oklahoma marries an English aristocrat (Alan Marshal) and raises a son between World War I and World War II.
Eleonora Rossi Drago Jean-Louis Trintignant Jacqueline Sassard Lilla Brignone Cathia Caro Raf Mattioli Federica Ranchi Enrico Maria Salerno
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Summer, 1943: wealthy youth in the Riccione district of Rimini play while the war gets closer. Carlo Caremoli, a young man who follows the crowd, has found ways to avoid military service. ... See full summary »
Demetri Martin Kevin Kline Gillian Jacobs Rory Scovel Christine Woods Ginger Gonzaga Briga Heelan Reid Scott Mary Steenburgen Asif Ali Kate Berlant
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An illustrator falls in love with a woman while trying to keep his father from burning down the family home after his wife dies.
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Swami, Radha and their kid shift to Mumbai after selling off their ancestral home in a village. In Mumbai, they get their kid admitted to a school that's patronized by children belonging to... See full summary »
Anna Friel Romola Garai Andrew Buchan Philip Davis Isaac Andrews Steven Cree Harry Hadden-Paton Hattie Morahan
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Jack has finally managed to propose to his girlfriend when his life is turned upside down by the arrival of an old one-night stand that introduces him to his seven year old son.
Wallace Beery Jackie Cooper Irene Rich Roscoe Ates Edward Brophy Hale Hamilton Jesse Scott Marcia Mae Jones
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An alcoholic ex-boxer struggles to provide a good living for his son.
Clive Owen Jaeden Martell Maria Bello Robert Forster Tim Blake Nelson Patton Oswalt Matthew Modine Stephen Tobolowsky
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A divorced father and his eight-year-old son are about to spend a somewhat predictable weekend together, nevertheless, when a valuable toolbox gets stolen, the search for the thieves will soon turn into a true family bonding.
Eva Kotthaus Erik Schumann Horst Buchholz Georg Thomalla Gustav Knuth Camilla Spira Erich Ponto Lucie Höflich Siegfried Lowitz Otto Wernicke Wolfgang Neuss
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A border police officer helps a woman cross between West and East Germany with her son. Despite being increasingly united by love, the distance between them increases as border security tightens.
Richard Barthelmess Montagu Love Robert E. O'Connor Jay Eaton Lina Basquette Thelma Todd Ed Brady Fred Warren William B. Davidson Alice Joyce William Walling
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A crook blackmails a governor because of knowing his wife's dark past.
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A self-made success is determined to give his son the lavish upbringing he himself was denied. Not surprisingly, the son grows up to be spoiled rotten, causing grief and pain to everyone who loves him.
Anne Baxter Thomas Mitchell Selena Royle Ward Bond Bobby Driscoll Addison Richards Edward Ryan Trudy Marshall John Campbell James Cardwell John Alvin
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The lives of a close-knit group of brothers growing up in Iowa during the days of the Great Depression and of World War II and their eventual deaths in action in the Pacific theater are ... See full summary »
Hiroshi Abe Yôko Maki Kirin Kiki Taiyô Yoshizawa
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After the death of his father, a private detective struggles to find child support money and reconnect with his son and ex-wife.
Sean Astin Stockard Channing Melinda Dillon Jim Haynie Levon Helm Dinah Manoff Dermot Mulroney Tim Quill Keith Szarabajka Daphne Zuniga
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The complacent life of three small town brothers is shattered when their father sells the family business from under them.
Shirley Henderson Théodore Pellerin Mary Galloway Nicholas Campbell Jared Abrahamson Jonathan Whitesell Beverley Elliott Lorne Cardinal Eric Keenleyside Chilton Crane Sean Owen Roberts
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A mother struggles to take control of her life in the face of advanced Parkinson's disease, while her son battles his sexual and emotional identity amongst the violence of Alberta's oil field work camps.
Roberto Benigni Nicoletta Braschi Giorgio Cantarini Giustino Durano Sergio Bustric Marisa Paredes Amerigo Fontani Horst Buchholz Lidia Alfonsi Giuliana Lojodice Pietro De Silva
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When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor, and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.
Helena Bonham Carter Freddie Highmore Ken Stott Oscar Kennedy Victoria Hamilton Matthew McNulty Frasier Huckle Ben Aldridge Nigel Slater
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A boy (Oscar Kennedy) adjusts to his new stepmother (Helena Bonham Carter) while taking an interest in culinary arts.
Melvyn Douglas Gene Hackman Dorothy Stickney Estelle Parsons Elizabeth Hubbard Lovelady Powell Daniel Keyes Conrad Bain Jon Richards James Karen
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A middle-aged New York professor (Gene Hackman) loses his mother (Dorothy Stickney) and reaches out to his bitter father (Melvyn Douglas).
Amitabh Bachchan Jaya Bhaduri Kajol Hrithik Roshan Kareena Kapoor Rani Mukherji Simone Singh Himani Shivpuri Shah Rukh Khan
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