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Midaq Alley (1995)
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Midaq Alley (1995)
Original name: El Callejón de los Milagros
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Heated tempers, frustrated desires and dashed hopes plague a diverse group of individuals whose lives cross paths in Mexico City. There is the bar-owner's son, Chava, who yearns to emigrate to America. A poor barber, Abel, is madly in love with the gorgeous Alma, who eventually becomes a high-class prostitute. Finally, there is Susanita, the desperate spinster who pursues many love affairs in hopes of finding a husband.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, intense, sincere, clever, realistic, romantic, harsh ...
Plot: coming out, prostitute, adultery, pimp, mexican, crimes, drug abuse, infidelity, dream, couple relations, life is a bitch, couples, gender, sexuality, father son relationship, gay parent, character study, greed, friendship, addiction, love and romance, platonic, society, gays and lesbians, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, mexico, egypt, africa, middle east, rio de janeiro, tokyo ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about couples, life is a bitch, society, family relations, love and romance, couple relations and gays and lesbians mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Midaq Alley: Don't Tell Anyone (1998), The Other Family (2011), Mamma Roma (1962), Clean and Sober (1988), On the Edge (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Don't Tell Anyone (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Peru, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the alleged autobiography of gay peruvian talk show host Jaime Bailey. Joaquin, a young man from the high class of Lima, deals with problems concerning his sexual identity as a child, then as a teenager pressured by his macho snobbish ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, clever, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: college, drug abuse, coming of age, coming out, cocaine, racism, couples, family life, family relations, twentysomething life, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, florida, miami, peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Other Family (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jean Paul and Chema have been together ten years. They have successful careers, a comfortable home and many friends. But that's all turned turned upside down when close friend Ivana rescues Hendrix from his broken home and asks them to care for ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: adoption, overdose, gay, youth, drug abuse, coming of age, society, custody, gender, family relations, gays and lesbians, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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Mamma Roma (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After many years working in the streets of Roma, the middle-age whore Mamma Roma (Anna Magnani) saves money to buy an upper class apartment, a fruit stand and retires from the prostitution. She brings her teenage son Ettore (Ettore Garofolo), who ...
Style: neorealism, serious, gloomy, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, thief, wedding, friendship, bar, church, redemption, greek, family relations, hopes, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, italy, rome italy, tokyo, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Clean and Sober (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Hotshot real estate salesman Daryl has a bad cocaine habit. After embezzling his company's money, he wakes up next to a girl who overdosed. To hide from the police, he checks into a rehabilitation program guaranteeing anonymity. Under the ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: drug abuse, drug rehabilitation, addiction, crimes, life is a bitch, human nature, introspection, going straight, downfall, rehabilitation, self discovery, drug addiction ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, philadelphia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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On the Edge (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Three flatmates in Mexico City face uncertainties: Lucía who has a great job as an art director for TV commercials is abusing alcohol and cocaine. She risks losing her job, going to prison for assault, and she's woefully in love with a ...
Style: touching, sexual, serious, realistic
Plot: addiction, artist, gender, lifestyle, life is a bitch, thirtysomething life, friends, drugs/alcohol, friendship, drug abuse, infidelity, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Yacoubian Building (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt, France
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Cairo: a 70-year-old building of once-luxury flats with tenements on the roof. Zika, an aging libertine, feuds with his sister. Pius Haj Azzam takes a second wife, in secret, to satisfy sexual drive within religious bounds. Bothayna, poor and ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: prostitute, gays and lesbians, midlife crisis, infidelity, religions or cults, terrorism, journalism, couple relations, conservative, politics, political corruption, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, cairo egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
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No One Writes to the Colonel (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, France, Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Every Friday, the Colonel puts on his only suit and goes to the dock to await a letter announcing the arrival of his pension. But the townsfolk all know that this pension will never come. His wife also knows it, and even he knows it. But he is still ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: pension, colonel, parents and children, hopes, small town, family life, small town life, downfall, haunted by the past, family relations, couple relations, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 40s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Hell Without Limits (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Family honor, greed, machismo, homophobia, and the dreams of whores collide in a Mexican town. Rich, elderly Don Alejo is poised to sell the town for a profit, needing only to buy a whorehouse to own all the buildings and close the deal. It's ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, offbeat
Plot: small town, prostitution, gender bending, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, golden years, prostitute, aging, society, gender, injustice, social decay ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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A Perfect Son (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A man's terminal illness reunites him with his estranged brother.
Style: gloomy, touching, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: estrangement, terminal illness, death in the family, drug abuse, coming out, dealing with death, siblings relations, gays and lesbians, family in crisis, unfulfillment, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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 ⇓
65%
Boys Life: Three Stories of Love, Lust, and Liberation (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Each of the three short films in this collection presents a young gay man at the threshold of adulthood. In "Pool Days," Justin is a 17-year old Bethesda lad, hired as the evening life guard at a fitness center. In the course of the ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, gay, youth, coming out, self discovery, teenage love, college, teenage life, love and romance, gays and lesbians, gender, sexuality ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, campus, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Pregnant out of wedlock, an educated young woman is pressured by her father into an arranged marriage with a lonely farmer in this drama set during WWII.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, hopes, society, love affair, family relations, soldier, romance, life is a bitch, destiny, brutality, marriage of convenience, unhappy marriage ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Scrounger (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A pimp with no other means to provide for himself finds his life spiralling out of control when his prostitute is sent to prison.
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: pimp, prostitute, unemployment, poverty, violence, robbery, coming of age, homeless, youth, friends, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s
Place: italy, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: captivating, realistic, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: serious, bleak, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young boy trying to deal with his mother's heroin addiction befriends a waitress who helps him cope with the tough situation.
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: rehabilitation, addiction, drug abuse, friendship, prostitute, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, human nature, youth, teenage life, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.5
 314
The Blue Hour (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A male prostitute and his sensitive neighbor develop an unexpected relationship in this moving German drama. Noticing Marie's devastation after her boyfriend, Paul, dumps her, call boy Theo tries to help, and their friendship soon grows deeper, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Duration: 113 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: sexy, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, thought provoking, sincere ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
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Making Love (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
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Style: sexual, sentimental, touching, emotional, semi serious ...
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Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.7
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Country (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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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 ⇓
47%
The Poker House (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Agnes and her two sisters struggle through a day in a home overrun by gamblers, thieves, and johns.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, rough, bleak
Plot: pimp, coming of age, drug abuse, family relations, prostitute, family in crisis, down on your luck, teenage life, life is a bitch, small town, lifestyle, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Beauty of the Day (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Beautiful young housewife Séverine Serizy cannot reconcile her masochistic fantasies with her everyday life alongside dutiful husband Pierre. When her lovestruck friend Henri mentions a secretive high-class brothel run by Madame Anais, Séverine ...
Style: sexual, erotic, mind bending, surreal, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, sexual relations, brothel, sexual perversion, obsession, adultery, sexual exploration, double life, masochism, couples, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
 1K
I Don't Kiss (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: gloomy, sexual, touching, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: prostitution, love and romance, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, down on your luck, fall in love, city life, urban, gender, innocence lost, couples, prostitute ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: humorous, touching, sexual, gloomy, sentimental ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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