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Buddenbrooks (2008)
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Buddenbrooks
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: gloomy, serious, epic, stylized, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: parents and children, family business, urban, unfulfillment, family relations, fall in love, family life, downfall, couple relations, impossible love, siblings relations, family in crisis, life is a bitch, workplace, love and romance, society, couples, family problems, bourgeoisie, ancestry, tooth extraction, salesman, brother sister relationship, wealth, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, germany, northern germany
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France, India, Germany
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and gloomy films with plots about family relations, family problems, parents and children, unfulfillment, love and romance, couples and family in crisis mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Buddenbrooks: The Autumn Heart (1999), An Autumn Afternoon (1962), Love Come Down (2000), Three Sisters (1970), Broken Wings (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
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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.
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Love Come Down
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Country: Canada
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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 ...
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Pilgrimage
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: epic, serious, emotional, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: follow your dream, love and romance, family relations, romance, dancer's life, crumbling marriage, love affair, dance, rejection, parents and children, legends and myths, fall in love ...
Time: 30s
Place: asia, india
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December Bride
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, sentimental, touching
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    User:   68%
 
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orthodox Jewish teen living with her family in France attempts to balance her religious upbringing with her increasingly complex view of the outside world.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: immigrants, opposites attract, self discovery, interracial relations, siblings relations, suburbs, love and romance, society, youth, couples, family relations, crumbling marriage ...
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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: serious, realistic, touching, sexual
Plot: unemployment, elderly lovers, unsupportive spouse, school, romance, crumbling marriage, self discovery, couple relations, impossible love, down on your luck, dysfunctional family, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Shoot the Moon
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, infidelity, dysfunctional family, suburbs, adultery, family drama, fall in love, marriage, period piece, secrets, family life, parenthood ...
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Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sentimental, sincere
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Story: Two estranged brothers are brought together when they have opposite roles in a racist beating: while Georgi who's recently joined a neo-nazi group participates in the violence, Hristo witnesses and rescues a Turkish family. Georgi, now being ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, touching ...
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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, realistic, sincere
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Daybreak
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, human nature, introspection, infidelity, couple relations, love affair, parents and children, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, golden years ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
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Stopped on Track
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: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: family in crisis, terminal illness, suburbs, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, dealing with death, family life, hospital, sickness, cancer ...
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The Sound & the Fury
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, gloomy, realistic, captivating, touching
Plot: downfall, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, family life, parents and children, unfulfillment, deep south, family ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century
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Normal
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A deadly car accident brings together a group of previously unrelated people, each of whom is forced to deal with the emotional fallout.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sexual, sincere ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, suburbs, dealing with death, rehabilitation, adultery, obsession, couple relations, infidelity, parents and children, siblings relations, death in the family, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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System:   46%
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Bilal's Stand
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like Bílal is about to ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, follow your dream, urban, human spirit, self discovery, parents and children, family business, family in crisis, family life, hopes, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
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System:   45%
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The Magnificent Ambersons
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The spoiled rotten and utterly unlikable rich kid George Amberson becomes horrified when his recently widowed mother rekindles her relationship with the wealthy Eugene Morgan, who she left decades earlier in order to marry George's father. As ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: mischievous children, manipulations, romance, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, downfall, human nature, social differences, family life, love and romance ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 1890s
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Lost Persons Area
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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: human nature, family life, estrangement, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, youth, family problems, parents and children, workplace, family relations, adultery, bus ...
Place: belgium, europe
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Our Sons
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Our Sons is a 1991 made-for-TV movie starring Julie Andrews and Ann-Margret as two mothers of gay sons, one of whom is dying of AIDS. As a small town waitress, Ann-Margret's character must overcome her own homophobia and learn to love her son ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: family life, gays and lesbians, hospital, single parent, small town, dealing with death, couple relations, friendship, aids, guilt, parents and children, teenage love ...
Time: 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, san diego california, california
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Invisible Child
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A woman with two children believes she has three and her husband and oldest daughter play along with her to keep her balanced (or as close to balanced that a woman with an invisible child can be). However, when the family hires a new nanny, it is ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: babies and infants, nanny, single parent, parents and children, adoption, dysfunctional family, custody, death in the family, family in crisis, estrangement, family life, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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System:   42%
    User:   43%
 
The Vertical Ray of the Sun
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hanoi comes across almost picture-perfect in director Tran Anh Hung's beautiful, elegiac tale about the lives and loves of three Vietnamese sisters. A mood characteristic of Hung's films is set early on with the vivid sounds of birds, ...
Style: talky, sentimental, serious, meditative, reflective ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, incest, cafe, marriage, crumbling marriage, food, relationships, sisters, loneliness, beautiful scenery, adultery ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo
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    User:   46%
 
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Delta
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man comes home to meet his mother and sister after many years away. He finds his mother living with a new boyfriend, and his sister to be grown-up. He begins to settle down in this new place by building a new home for himself on the delta. But ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: forbidden love, village, siblings relations, lake or river, dysfunctional family, homecoming, family relations, incest, human nature, obsession, parents and children, village life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hungary, europe
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System:   41%
    User:   43%
 
The Glass Menagerie
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: touching, psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, romance, siblings relations, adaptation, family in crisis, family life, drinking, mentor, aging, secrets, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: tennessee, usa
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The Seventh Continent
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Chronicles three years of a middle class family seemingly caught up in their daily routines, only troubled by minor incidents. Behind their apparent calm and repetitive existence however, they are actually planning something sinister.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, thought provoking ...
Plot: couple relations, school, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, midlife crisis, family life, family problems, family relations, under the surface, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, australia, austria
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When Nietzsche Wept
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Viennese doctor Josef Bruer meets with philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche to help him deal with his despair.
Style: serious, psychological, talky, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: prodigy, downfall, introspection, obsession, doctors and patients, losing-it hero, couple relations, infidelity, love triangle, destiny, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: austria, europe
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