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: realistic, saga, emotional, psychological, captivating, sentimental, touching, epic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: family relations, family business, fall in love, society, workplace, parents and children, unfulfillment, relationship vs career, rivalry, friendship, inheritance, couple relations, impossible love, life is a bitch, love and romance, family life, family problems, urban, couples, downfall, siblings relations, family in crisis, wealth, salesman, father daughter relationship ...
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 captivating films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, unfulfillment, society, couples and life is a bitch mostly in Drama and History genres. Some movies like Buddenbrooks: The Policeman's Wife (2013), Stopped on Track (2011), The Sound & the Fury (2014), A Butterfly Kiss (2011), Silent Heart (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: accident, family problems, couple relations, couples, family relations, unfulfillment, parents and children, small town, crumbling marriage, mother daughter relationship, domestic violence, police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, serious, contemplative, emotional, touching ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, family life, unfulfillment, suburbs, hospital, family in crisis, family problems, life is a bitch, dealing with death, pubic hair, sickness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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, touching, realistic, gloomy, captivating
Plot: family relations, family, parents and children, downfall, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, family life, family in crisis, life is a bitch, family problems, unfulfillment, disintegration ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 20s, 1920s ...
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
A Butterfly Kiss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Billie and Louis have the good fortune of loving each other passionately and of having a family. But then one day terrible news turns their existence and that of their friends' upside down. Marie, a famous actress who is Billie's friend ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: terminal illness, parents and children, family relations, society, couples, introspection, friends, suburbs, unfulfillment, suburban life, mother daughter relationship, grief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, life is a bitch, family life, family problems, couple relations, siblings relations, couples, parents and children, family gatherings, euthanasia, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, atmospheric, touching, captivating, serious ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, family life, parents and children, workplace, unfulfillment, human nature, love, father daughter relationship, working class, accident, family problems ...
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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, follow your dream, couples, workplace, parents and children, family problems, couple relations, hopes, cooking and food, family relations, father daughter relationship, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, new york, usa, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: greed, bankruptcy, love and romance, couples, couple relations, true love, young lovers, romance, parents and children, village life, family relations, small town ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 642
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, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: estrangement, couple relations, family problems, social decay, society, death in the family, pregnancy, dysfunctional family, love and romance, unfulfillment, sexual content, dull life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.2
 321
The Viceroys (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: captivating, psychological, atmospheric, epic, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, politics, political unrest, intrigue, rivalry, society, dishonesty, family life, revolution, downfall, state affairs, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century
Place: italy, sicily, europe, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Day I Was Not Born (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Argentina
Duration: 94 min.
Story: During a stopover in Buenos Aires on her way to Chile, 31-year-old Maria recognizes a nursery rhyme. Maria doesn't speak a work of Spanish, but without understanding what she is singing, she remembers the Spanish lyrics. Disturbed and thrown ...
Style: psychological, realistic, contemplative, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: self discovery, redemption, protecting from truth, family relations, adoption, uncover truth, haunted by the past, parents and children, hopes, society, life is a bitch, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.8
 203
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: contemplative, emotional, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, religions or cults, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, hopes, society, unfulfillment, love and romance, sexual content, strong female presence, couples ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
One Day You'll Understand (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man endeavors to collect memories of his grandparents who died in a concentration camp during the Holocaust.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: haunted by the past, love and romance, family life, parents and children, holocaust, death in the family, against humanity, family relations, society, war crime, old photograph, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, europe, france, germany, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.5
 329
Three Sisters (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Laurence Olivier's film of Chekhov's play.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: love and romance, life is a bitch, society, family life, family problems, infidelity, human nature, small town, unfulfillment, sister sister relationship, death of father, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1900s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.9
 692
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, parents and children, breakup, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, down on your luck, job seeking, downfall, unfulfillment, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.5
 317
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: emotional, touching, realistic, contemplative, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, reunion, parents and children, dysfunctional family, death in the family, family problems, estrangement, unfulfillment, family gatherings, brother brother relationship, coming of age, family business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Goodbye Gary Cooper (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Au milieu de nulle part, une cité ouvrière vidée de sa population depuis quelques années déjà. Pourtant, certains habitants ont décidé d'y rester, plus par choix que par nécessité, parce que c'est là qu'ils sont nés et ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, emotional
Plot: factory, single parent, unemployment, workplace, life is a bitch, hopes, society, family problems, family relations, isolation, working class, parents and children ...
Place: france, europe, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.1
 152
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, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, terminal illness, family problems, couples, family relations, artists and showbiz, couple relations, pregnancy, unfulfillment, strong female presence, bullfighting, pregnant woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 325
Framed (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The National Gallery in London has flooded, and senior curator Quentin Lester has a dramatic solution. He proposes that the entire collection of priceless paintings should be removed from London and stored in an abandoned slate mine inside a Welsh ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, village, family business, culture clash, secret place, family problems, society, parents and children, fall in love, family life, social differences, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The God of Wood (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Yao (Madi Diocou) and Moroccan Rachid (Soufiane Ouaarab) arrive illegally in Valencia, Spain, and separate. Yao sells pirated DVDs in the street and wanders disconsolately around the barrio until he glimpses divorcee Maria Luisa (Marisa Paredes) ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, love and romance, gender, fall in love, parents and children, family relations, society, lifestyle, sexuality, hopes, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 631
Wedding Dress (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Overly obsessive compulsive and too premature, Sora is easily distanced by her friends. Growing up without a father is something she would like to be fussy about with her mom, but Sora is still the one and only daughter of and the biggest support to ...
Style: psychological, contemplative, captivating, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: wedding, terminal illness, family relations, parents and children, unfulfillment, family problems, couples, mother daughter relationship, single mother, society, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
We Were the Mulvaneys (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Based on the novel by the same name, We Were the Mulvaneys is a sensitive portrayal of one family's journey as they face conflict, fear, tragedy and ultimately, themselves.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, family life, family in crisis, love and romance, life is a bitch, couples, family problems, alcohol abuse, loneliness, brother brother relationship, fear, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.5
 321
Lou (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Living in rural New South Wales, working-class single mother Rhia is struggling to evade debt collectors and raise three young daughters. The eldest, and hardened beyond her years, Lou blames Rhia for the departure of her father, who walked out 10 ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, alzheimer's disease, parents and children, mental illness, aging, family in crisis, estrangement, unfulfillment, single mother, siblings relations, family problems, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 308
A Simple Heart (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Unable to forget her first love, Félicité, a simple and kind maid, devotes herself completely to her new master, Mathilde Aubain. As the passing of time doesn't heal her wounds, she gives love to all those who surround her: Mathilde's ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hopes, social differences, friendship, family relations, family life, unfulfilled love, introspection, friends, power relations, master and servant, servant, bittersweet ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.0
 538
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: emotional, realistic, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, interracial relations, haunted by the past, death in the family, family problems, hopes, unfulfillment, society, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1950s, 50s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Bilal's Stand (2010)
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: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Audience: student film
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, family business, self discovery, follow your dream, youth, workplace, hopes, parents and children, human spirit, family life, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.8
 279
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: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, interracial relations, hopes, rehabilitation, family problems, couples, love and romance, athlete's life, haunted by the past, introspection, addiction ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.9
 709
Jaffa (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Israel, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the city of Jaffa; a young girl plans to run away with her secret lover, when a tragedy forever changes the course of their lives.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: impossible love, family relations, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, forbidden love, interracial relations, family feud, family business, life is a bitch, society, family problems, realism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.9
 352
Bereft (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young Vermont widow is haunted by the memory of her dead husband, while trying to date again.
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: haunted by the past, life is a bitch, estrangement, impossible love, love and romance, parents and children, family life, romance, couples, solace, family problems, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: sentimental, realistic, touching, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: unlikely couple, love affair, romance, social differences, life is a bitch, love and romance, youth, society, fall in love, interracial relations, couples, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cambodia, asia, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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