Movies like Buddenbrooks

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Buddenbrooks (2008)
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Buddenbrooks (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Mid-19th-century, Baltic Sea port city of Lubeck, Germany. Follows the fourth generation of the Buddenbrook mercantile family as Tony and Thomas reach the age of marriage. Fatefully impeded every step of the way, the Buddenbrooks struggle as economic hardship and personal defeats weigh down family relations.
Style: sentimental, touching, epic, gloomy, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: family relations, couple relations, parents and children, impossible love, life is a bitch, love and romance, family life, fall in love, family problems, society, urban, couples, family business, siblings relations, downfall, family in crisis, unfulfillment, workplace, wealth, salesman, bourgeoisie, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: germany, europe, northern germany

Most similar movies to Buddenbrooks

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and gloomy films with plots about family relations, family problems, couples, parents and children, love and romance, unfulfillment and family in crisis mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Buddenbrooks: Three Sisters (1970), The Sound & the Fury (2014), The Autumn Heart (1999), Silent Heart (2014), Same Same But Different (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Three Sisters (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Laurence Olivier's film of Chekhov's play.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, rough, touching ...
Plot: family life, family problems, society, life is a bitch, love and romance, human nature, infidelity, unfulfillment, small town, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, death of father ...
Time: 1900s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Sound & the Fury (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A look at the trials and tribulations of The Compson siblings, living in the deep south during the early part of the 20th century.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy, captivating
Plot: family, dysfunctional family, downfall, siblings relations, parents and children, family life, family relations, family problems, family in crisis, life is a bitch, disintegration, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 20s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
The Autumn Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a school bus driving woman (Tyne Daly) has a heart attack, she makes one request of her three daughters (Ally Sheedy, Marla Sucharetza, Marceline Hugo) - she wants them to find their long lost brother, who was taken away by their father (Jack ...
Style: gloomy, touching, realistic, serious, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: estrangement, rise to the top, youth, couples, family problems, family life, dysfunctional family, parents and children, love and romance, unfulfillment, family in crisis, rich and poor ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, europe, usa, england, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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Silent Heart (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The prestigious Danish filmmaker Bille August, winner of an Academy Award and two Palme d'Or in Cannes, returns with a highly personal drama. Three generations of a family gather over a weekend. The sisters Sanne and Heidi have accepted their ...
Style: gloomy, realistic, touching, serious, emotional
Plot: terminal illness, siblings relations, couple relations, family gatherings, parents and children, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, family relations, couples, family problems, family life, euthanasia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Same Same But Different (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Benjamin Prufer and Sreykeo Solvan. The unexpected and uncertain love story of Sreykeo, a 21 year old bar girl in Phnom Penh and Ben, a young German student traveling to Cambodia on a post graduation summer trip. When Ben ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, gloomy, offbeat, sentimental ...
Plot: twentysomething life, unfulfillment, love and romance, interracial relations, urban, young lovers, society, social differences, romance, life is a bitch, youth, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, europe, germany, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Sofie (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 146 min.
Story: From 1886 to 1907 in the life of Sofie, a Jew in Copenhagen who is nearly 29, with no marital prospects, living with her loving parents
Style: realistic, sincere, talky, touching, emotional ...
Plot: couple relations, unfulfilled love, dishonesty, family problems, couples, family relations, religions or cults, infidelity, dysfunctional family, parents and children, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
An Autumn Afternoon (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Shuhei Hirayama is a widower with a 24-year-old daughter. Gradually, he comes to realize that she should not be obliged to look after him for the rest of his life, so he arranges a marriage for her.
Style: touching, gloomy, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: unfulfilled love, parents and children, fall in love, unfulfillment, couple relations, redemption, elderly, family relations, aging, human nature, single parent, midlife crisis ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 595
All Around Us (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Kanao, a courtroom portrait artist, observes crimes, scandals and the decline of Japanese values without passing judgement. As he and his wife endure the tragedy of their first child’s death, hope slowly unfolds and their love story flickers to ...
Style: touching, gloomy, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: death in the family, unfulfillment, parents and children, couple relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, estrangement, social decay, family problems, couples, society, urban ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 267
Love Come Down (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two brothers in their early 20s, one black, one white, each the other's keeper since their family was torn apart by a decade old tragedy. Neville is a comedian struggling with his comedy, and his brother, Matthew, is a boxer consumed with the ...
Style: gloomy, touching, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: self discovery, artists and showbiz, romance, parents and children, introspection, society, couples, family problems, drug abuse, family relations, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Shattered Spirits (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Martin Sheen plays an alcoholic father who loses his family.
Style: gloomy, sexual, emotional, serious, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, love and romance, unfulfillment, alcohol abuse, family relations, couples, family problems, family life, downfall, alcoholics anonymous, alcoholic, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Stopped on Track (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Frank and Simone have fulfilled a dream and live with their two children in a row house in the suburbs. They are a happy couple, until the day Frank is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The family is suddenly confronted with death.
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: life is a bitch, dealing with death, family life, family problems, family relations, terminal illness, family in crisis, suburbs, unfulfillment, illness, cancer, sickness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.4
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December Bride (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 20th century, a young servant provokes an independent Irish farm community by her relationship with two brothers. Pregnant, she refuses to reveal the name of the father.
Style: touching, sentimental, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: pregnancy, single parent, couples, master and servant, love and romance, fall in love, romance, siblings relations, society, farm, love triangle, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: ireland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Lost Persons Area (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands, Hungary, Germany, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A man trying to keep himself afloat and marry the woman he loves sees all that's dear to him threatened in this drama. Marcus (Sam Louwyck) works as a maintenance man for a Belgian power company, keeping lines and electrical towers in repair ...
Style: captivating, gloomy, touching, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: family problems, family life, family relations, youth, estrangement, workplace, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, parents and children, human nature, childhood, leg amputation ...
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Policeman's Wife (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 175 min.
Story: The story of a young couple who live in a small town with their four-year-old daughter. The husband is so caught up in his work as a policeman that he gradually becomes increasingly alienated from his wife and daughter who become ever closer to one ...
Style: gloomy, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: accident, family relations, couples, family problems, small town, unfulfillment, parents and children, crumbling marriage, couple relations, pubic hair, female full frontal nudity, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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 business, life is a bitch, couple relations, survival, against the odds, couples, family in crisis, down on your luck, hopes, parents and children, human nature, family problems ...
Time: 80s
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The House of Bernarda Alba (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the death of her husband Bernarda Alba puts her daughters under a rigurous mourning which does not even allow them to leave the house.
Style: touching, gloomy, bleak, emotional, serious ...
Plot: couples, family problems, death in the family, family relations, unfulfillment, love and romance, parents and children, family in crisis, dealing with death, obsession, death of father, tradition ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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A Family (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ditte owns a gallery, has a loving boyfriend and her dream job in New York is within reach. But Ditte is also the youngest generation of the famous bakery dynasty, Rheinwald, and when her beloved, but dominating father comes down with a serious ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: family business, couples, family problems, family relations, cooking and food, workplace, hopes, parents and children, follow your dream, couple relations, moral dilemma, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, new york, usa, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The State I Am In (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: With 1970s Germany in the background, this film depicts the story of a family from the “R.A.F. Terrorist” group and their search for a normal life and their inner self.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, sentimental, sincere
Plot: chases and races, coming of age, teenage love, eccentric family, family problems, fall in love, family in crisis, love and romance, fugitives, parents and children, on the run, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, portugal, europe, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Home for the Weekend (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On the request of his mother Gitte, Marko, who has been living in Berlin for years, drives off to the countryside to visit his parents. His hopes of spending a quiet and relaxing time with his family fall short when Gitte surprises everyone by ...
Style: serious, gloomy, sincere, realistic
Plot: family gatherings, mental illness, family life, couples, family problems, misfit, introspection, family relations, homecoming, estrangement, countryside, reunion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Glass Menagerie (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his genteel mother worries about the future prospects of his lame, shy sister.
Style: psychological, serious, touching, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, aging, parents and children, family in crisis, family life, family problems, unfulfillment, romance, brother sister relationship, cripple, domineering mother, collection ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: usa, tennessee, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 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: touching, bleak, psychological, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, family problems, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, couples, love affair, couple relations, parents and children, redemption, family relations, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Pilgrimage (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, India, Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Kunhikuttan, a famous Kathakali dancer, meets Subhadra, a woman from an upper caste family, who falls in love with his character rather than himself.
Style: serious, emotional, gloomy, epic, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rejection, dance, crumbling marriage, fall in love, legends and myths, parents and children, dancer's life, love affair, artists and showbiz, ambition, love and romance, follow your dream ...
Time: 30s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Séraphin: Heart of Stone (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Séraphin unfolds against the severe and achingly beautiful landscape of rural Quebec in 1889, where young lovers are torn from each other when a bankrupt shopkeeper forces his daughter into an arranged marriage to save his business. But true love ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sentimental
Plot: greed, love and romance, romance, parents and children, couple relations, village life, family relations, bankruptcy, couples, young lovers, true love, village ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Shoot the Moon (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: After fifteen years of marriage, an affluent couple divorce and take up with new partners.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, psychological, dramatic ...
Plot: divorce, tennis court, infidelity, dysfunctional family, family relations, family life, couples, family problems, family in crisis, fall in love, breakup, tennis ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.7
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The Nanny (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Rome, early 20th century: a wealthy psychiatrist, who runs an asylum for women and lacks imagination in his practice, must find a wet nurse for his infant when his wife panics after childbirth. He brings a peasant, Annette, to Rome, forcing her to ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, psychological, serious
Plot: nanny, dysfunctional family, master and servant, crumbling marriage, down on your luck, family in crisis, love and romance, parents and children, unfulfillment, babies and infants, midlife crisis, single parent ...
Time: 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.4
 313
Alpha Male (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Drama about a family torn apart after the death of its patriarch. Haunted by their father's death, Jack and Elyssa have a fraught relationship with their remarried mother even now they have come of age.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: love and romance, dealing with death, parents and children, unfulfillment, elderly lovers, family in crisis, family gatherings, death in the family, couples, family problems, family life, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 3.8
 499
Constellation (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Constellation chronicles the lives and loves of an African-American family in the deep South as they are forced to come to terms with a tumultuous past marked by an unrequited interracial affair. The film explores the way in which the family ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere
Plot: estrangement, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, couple relations, family relations, couples, family life, death in the family, family problems, society, family in crisis, family gatherings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Days and Clouds (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set in Genoa, the film concerns the financial struggles and emotional strain that occur after Michele loses his job. He and his wife Elsa are forced to give up their affluent lifestyle and cope with the tensions of moving into a smaller home, ...
Style: touching, sexual, realistic, serious
Plot: unemployment, elderly lovers, couple relations, unsupportive spouse, love and romance, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, ambition, family problems, downfall ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venice, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.1
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Black Girl (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An aspiring dancer and her wicked sister's resent their mother's love for a foster daughter.
Style: emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, youth, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes, family relations, couples, family problems, society, injustice, siblings relations, love and romance ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.6
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Martin (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An emotionally distant father attempts to reconnect with the son he abandoned. After his estranged son (Juan Diego Botto) tries to commit suicide, Argentine expat Martín (Federico Luppi) brings the troubled teen live with him in Spain. But though ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: love and romance, drug abuse, youth, family problems, couples, couple relations, gays and lesbians, family in crisis, life is a bitch, parents and children, family relations, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america, madrid, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%