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, saga
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, downfall, siblings relations, unfulfillment, workplace, family in crisis, wealth, salesman, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, bourgeoisie ...
Time: 19th century
Place: germany, europe, northern germany

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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, unfulfillment, love and romance and family in crisis mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Buddenbrooks: The Sound & the Fury (2014), The Autumn Heart (1999), Silent Heart (2014), A Family (2010), Three Sisters (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 relations, family, dysfunctional family, downfall, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, life is a bitch, family in crisis, family problems, disintegration, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: touching, gloomy, serious, contemplative, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, estrangement, love and romance, society, human nature, couples, family problems, family life, hopes, unfulfillment, parents and children, rise to the top ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa, europe, england, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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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: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, life is a bitch, family problems, family life, siblings relations, parents and children, couple relations, family gatherings, couples, euthanasia, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, sincere
Plot: family business, couples, follow your dream, parents and children, workplace, family problems, cooking and food, couple relations, hopes, family relations, father daughter relationship, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, new york, usa, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.6
 314
Three Sisters (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Laurence Olivier's film of Chekhov's play.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: family life, family problems, love and romance, life is a bitch, society, human nature, unfulfillment, small town, infidelity, sister sister relationship, death of father, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1900s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.7
 200
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, touching, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), couple relations, unfulfillment, love and romance, unfulfilled love, hopes, parents and children, fall in love, crumbling marriage, strong female presence, sexual content, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Common Ground (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In Buenos Aires, a few days before traveling to Spain with his beloved wife Liliana Rovira to visit their son Pedro, the leftist Literature professor Fernando Robles is compulsory retired in the University, and he concludes that it is impossible to ...
Style: sentimental, touching, clever, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: destiny, couples, family life, family relations, couple relations, love and romance, unemployment, college, family problems, society, human nature, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.4
 308
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: sentimental, gloomy, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: pregnancy, master and servant, love and romance, bittersweet, society, love triangle, family relations, power relations, single parent, couples, farm, romance ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: ireland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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, contemplative, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, family life, unfulfillment, suburbs, hospital, dealing with death, life is a bitch, family problems, family in crisis, cancer, sickness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: greed, bankruptcy, couples, love and romance, parents and children, young lovers, true love, family relations, village life, romance, couple relations, small town ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: sincere, serious, disturbing, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, family relations, parents and children, reunion, introspection, family problems, estrangement, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, search, life is a bitch, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.4
 262
Jewel (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the 1940s a 40-year-old woman with five healthy children gives birth to a girl with Down's syndrome.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: disability, family relations, family problems, family life, social relations, society, couple relations, couples, small town, pregnancy, babies and infants, family in crisis ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 60s, 1960s
Place: mississippi, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.8
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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, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, family in crisis, interracial relations, siblings relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, couple relations, athlete's life, drug abuse, bittersweet, society ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.6
 622
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: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, gloomy
Plot: family relations, couples, family problems, social decay, death in the family, urban, society, sexual content, dull life, petty job, parents and children, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, contemporary
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: gloomy, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: wedding, family relations, love affair, parents and children, family gatherings, love and romance, unfulfilled love, romance, hopes, fall in love, family in crisis, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Private Property (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Since Luc granted a divorce to Pascale ten years ago, he paid generous alimony and left a fine country house as long as their twin sons remain at home. Pascale always acted as if she was the provider and head of the household, even now the ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: single parent, couples, family life, impossible love, breakup, love triangle, starting over, family problems, parents and children, love and romance, siblings relations, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy
Plot: coming of age, family problems, teenage love, youth, family relations, love and romance, becoming an adult, grownups, eccentric family, fall in love, family in crisis, puberty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, portugal, europe, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.0
 666
Balancing Act (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Having cheated on his wife, Giulio, a municipal employee, moves out, but has to find a solution on how to still support his family, and himself.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, tense ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, breakup, parents and children, life is a bitch, couples, down on your luck, unfulfillment, job seeking, downfall, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Bad Girl (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Louise simultaneously discovers that she is pregnant and that her mother is seriously ill. Happiness and guilt, euphoria and sadness, filial love and love, period. She'll need a good nine months to cope with all this.
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, terminal illness, family problems, couples, couple relations, artists and showbiz, family relations, pregnancy, unfulfillment, strong female presence, mother daughter relationship, cigarette smoking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.6
 446
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: serious, realistic, contemplative, psychological, touching ...
Plot: nanny, dysfunctional family, down on your luck, parents and children, babies and infants, master and servant, family in crisis, unfulfillment, love and romance, crumbling marriage, social differences, society ...
Time: 20th century
Place: europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: accident, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, couple relations, parents and children, small town, couples, police officer, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: realistic, atmospheric, sentimental, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: unlikely couple, love affair, fall in love, romance, hopes, life is a bitch, interracial relations, love and romance, couples, culture clash, youth, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cambodia, europe, germany, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: realistic, gloomy, touching, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: parents and children, estrangement, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, family relations, youth, workplace, human nature, family life, family problems, female director, dining hall ...
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, emotional ...
Plot: family life, human spirit, life is a bitch, family problems, couples, homecoming, road not taken, miraculous event, hopes, love and romance, parents and children, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: family relations, divorce, tennis court, marital crisis, infidelity, dysfunctional family, breakup, tennis, love affair, family in crisis, unfulfillment, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: stylized, epic, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, dancing, rejection, dance, artists and showbiz, love and romance, unfulfillment, love affair, follow your dream, legends and myths, society, lifestyle ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.7
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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, realistic, emotional, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, against the odds, family business, couples, survival, couple relations, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, hopes, down on your luck, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: iowa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Best Day of My Life (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Best Day of My Life is the story of a dysfunctional family as seen through the eyes of young Chiara (Maria Luisa De Crescenzo) who is about to receive her first communion. The family includes matriarch Irene (Virna Lisi) and her three grown up ...
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, love and romance, society, family problems, couples, youth, religions or cults, marital discord, gay, private detective, siblings relations, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, romance, unfulfillment, brother sister relationship, family relations, collection, cripple ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 70s, 1920s
Place: usa, tennessee, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: realistic, bleak, sincere, touching, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, family problems, crumbling marriage, couples, parents and children, couple relations, love affair, family relations, redemption, dishonesty, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%