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Blood and Bones (2004)
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Blood and Bones (2004)
Original name: 血と骨
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In 1923, the young Kim Shun-Pei moves from Cheju Island (South Korea), to Osaka (Japan). Through the years, he becomes a cruel, greedy and violent man and builds a factory of kamaboko (processed seafood products) in his poor Korean-Japanese community exploiting his employees. He makes a fortune, abuses and destroys the lives of his wife and family, has many mistresses and children and shows no respect to anyone. Later he closes the factory, lending out the money with high interest and becomes a loan shark. His hateful behavior remains unchanged to his last breath, alone in North Korea. The film is told from the perspective of Masao, his legitimate son by his abused and degraded wife, who knows nothing about his father other than to fear him.
Style: psychological, rough, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: dysfunctional family, ambition, gang, obsession, crimes, family relations, life is a bitch, family problems, domestic violence, alcohol abuse, loan, family in crisis, violence, misfit, parents and children, teenage life, immigrants, blind ambition, domestic disturbance, female nudity, male nudity, danger, multiple time frames, crime
Time: 80s, 50s, 1950s
Place: japan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, bleak and emotional films with plots about family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family in crisis and youth mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Blood and Bones: Ritual (2000), Glassland (2014), Home Sweet Home (2001), Zig Zag (2002), The Light Shines Only There (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Ritual (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A disillusioned filmmaker has an encounter with a young girl who has a ritual of repeating "Tomorrow is my birthday" everyday. He tries to communicate with her through his video camera.
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family in crisis, family life, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, college dropout, alcohol abuse, gender, family relations, gays and lesbians, homecoming ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, bahamas
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Glassland (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a desperate attempt to reunite his broken family, a young taxi driver becomes entangled in the criminal underworld.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, rough, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, moral dilemma, unlikely criminals, crimes, family in crisis, life is a bitch, youth, family relations, family problems, addiction, society, emergency room ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
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Home Sweet Home (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The wife and son of an unemployed, foul-tempered man suffer under ever-worsening domestic violence. One day while his father is taking a nap, the young son decides to take matters into his own hands. In a panic, the wife and son both believe the man ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, psychological
Plot: abusive father, domestic violence, disability, family problems, family relations, family in crisis, life is a bitch, domestic disturbance, dysfunctional family, parents and children, couple relations, unsupportive spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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Zig Zag (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An autistic 15-year-old boy steals money from his boss to provide rent for his abusive father, who uses the money to repay a loan shark.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, rough, realistic ...
Plot: teenage life, rebelliousness, life is a bitch, terminal illness, crimes, society, parents and children, mental illness, family in crisis, urban ghetto life, loan, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Light Shines Only There (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A man has thrown away love and a woman has given up on love. The two souls meet in a brief summer in the northern city of Hakodate.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, touching, bleak
Plot: prostitute, social decay, fall in love, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, friendship, society, love and romance, family problems, friends, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013
Place: japan, hokkaido
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Ghost River (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sylvie is a hooker whose illegitimate daughter commits a crime. She and her daughter flee to find Sylvie's first love in the countryside. The daughter is trying to get to know her unwilling mother. Along the way, the two meet a male fugitive ...
Style: serious, tense, psychological, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: prostitution, prostitute, starting over, on the run, crimes, death in the family, family relations, life is a bitch, crime gone awry, parents and children, teenage life, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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For the Love of a Child (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: 1959, support from US troops based in Asia and later from the Sates enables two actresses to start a charity for mixed-race 'orphans' who are locally neglected as outcasts. Thus originates Childhelp, which later runs multi-disciplinary ...
Style: touching, disturbing, thought provoking, rough, tense ...
Plot: orphan, rescue, family relations, selflessness, parents and children, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, family problems, child abuse, child in peril, world spanning, strong female presence ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s
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War (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Matteo is attractive, albeit somewhat girlish and frail. The whole world is against him. He has no friends and his parents seem to live in a different universe. The pressure increases as his awkward attempts to win his father’s ...
Style: serious, disturbing, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: teenage life, rebelliousness, youth, crimes, rebellion, realism, juvenile delinquency, family problems, gang, dysfunctional family, rehabilitation, camp ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: switzerland
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Sins of the Mother (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shay is a young African-American college student whom is forced to take a year off from school to return to her hometown where she struggles with her anger and insecurity when she's forced to confront her alcoholic mother, Nona, whom is ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: college, homecoming, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, estrangement, family relations, life is a bitch, single parent, alcohol abuse, mother daughter relationship, african american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c.
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Bullet Boy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ricky is just out of a young offenders institute, heading home to Hackney and determined to go straight. Instead, he heads straight for trouble when he becomes involved in a street confrontation, siding with his best friend Wisdom against a local ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, psychological, bleak ...
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Time: contemporary
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The Hawk Is Dying (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Gainesville Florida auto upholsterer (Giamatti) attempts to subvert his mundane life by training a wild, red-tailed hawk.
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, bleak, gloomy
Plot: obsession, mentally challenged, hawk, midlife crisis, family relations, family problems, supportive spouse, death in the family, parents and children, losing-it hero, uncle nephew relationship, kids and family ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: florida, usa
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Return to Innocence (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Director Rocky Costanzo's searing legal drama centers on a highly credentialed child psychologist named Glen Erskine (Richard Meese) whose life is shattered when he's accused of sexually assaulting a young boy he's been treating. ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: man boy relationship, courtroom, child abuse, false accusation, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, sexual abuse, parents and children, dysfunctional family, redemption, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
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Hunger Point (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Meet the Hunters your typical all-American family: two committed parents and two lovely daughters. However, looks can be deceiving because this family is plagued by the nit-picking comments of an overzealous mother determined to keep her daughters ...
Style: psychological, serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: self harm, dysfunctional family, family relations, mental institution, obsession, family problems, life is a bitch, physical appearance, mental illness, parents and children, family in crisis, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Be Sure to Share (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, emotional, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, terminal illness, parents and children, coping, unfulfillment, family in crisis, estrangement, father son relationship, life is a bitch, hopes, dealing with death ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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The Sound and the Fury (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy, captivating
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Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden, Finland
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Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, rough, non-linear ...
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Mississippi Damned (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: rough, touching, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: introspection, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, human nature, family problems, family relations, society, addiction, family in crisis, down on your luck, siblings relations, strong female presence ...
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Place: usa, mississippi
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We Were the Mulvaneys (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, bleak ...
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Blue Spring (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
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Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious
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Place: japan, asia
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About Her Brother (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Ginko’s younger brother Tetsuro, a failed comedian, is the oddball of the family. Embarrassing, loud and plain inappropriate at times causes Ginko to disown him. The two reunite when she discovers Tetsuro is terminally ill. Tetsuro’s impending ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, human nature, redemption, bittersweet, unfulfillment, family feud, brother sister relationship, problem solving, brother, relationship problems, living together ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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Empire of Dirt (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Like many Native families, Lena Mahikan grew up in the cycle of abuse. Her father, a residential school survivor, was an alcoholic until he killed himself when Lena was 10. Her mother, only 14 years her senior, turned to the slots. By the time Lena ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: small town, haunted by the past, family problems, life is a bitch, single parent, social misfits, youth, society, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
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Style: emotional, realistic, touching, psychological, serious ...
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Lightning Bug (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, tense, psychological, biting ...
Plot: family problems, social relations, alcohol abuse, youth, life is a bitch, small town life, small town, dysfunctional family, hollywood, abuse, religion, makeup artist ...
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Blood and Rain (2009)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 109 min.
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Style: bleak, neo noir, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: murder, gang, partners, crimes, life is a bitch, vengeance, city life, revenge, reluctant partners, nightshift, male nudity, masturbation ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional
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Time: 90s
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Small Faces (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Three teenage brothers, gang-member Bobby, troubled mama's boy Alan and self-assured prankster Lex, reside in a downtrodden section of Glasgow, Scotland, circa 1968. But while Bobby and Alan are beginning to experience the power of raging ...
Style: bleak, realistic, rough, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, illiteracy, working class, coming of age, dysfunctional family, social misfits, crimes, society, leadership, youth, misfit, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s, 60s
Place: scotland, europe, new jersey, california
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Under the Skin of the City (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, emotional, suspenseful, exciting ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, serious
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