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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: violence, ambition, dysfunctional family, crimes, gang, obsession, family relations, life is a bitch, danger, family problems, domestic violence, alcohol abuse, loan, family in crisis, teenage life, misfit, parents and children, crime, blind ambition, immigrants, domestic disturbance, female nudity, male nudity, multiple time frames
Time: 80s, 50s, 1950s
Place: japan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and psychological films with plots about family problems, life is a bitch, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family in crisis and youth mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Blood and Bones: Glassland (2014), Home Sweet Home (2001), Ritual (2000), Zig Zag (2002), Ghost River (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: realistic, disturbing, serious, rough, bleak
Plot: dysfunctional family, moral dilemma, unlikely criminals, addiction, life is a bitch, family relations, youth, family in crisis, crimes, family problems, society
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
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95%
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: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: family in crisis, disability, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, domestic disturbance, parents and children, dysfunctional family, couple relations, unsupportive spouse, homecoming, abusive husband ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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84%
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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, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, family in crisis, family life, college dropout, homecoming, alcohol abuse, gender, family relations, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: bahamas, usa
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79%
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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: sincere, rough, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rebelliousness, teenage life, life is a bitch, society, crime, crimes, terminal illness, parents and children, family in crisis, urban ghetto life, mental illness, loan ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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: psychological, serious, tense, emotional, rough ...
Plot: prostitution, prostitute, starting over, death in the family, family relations, on the run, crime, crimes, parents and children, teenage life, crime gone awry, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: disturbing, touching, rough, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: orphan, rescue, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family relations, selflessness, danger, life is a bitch, family problems, child abuse, child in peril, graphic violence ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century
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69%
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, dysfunctional family, homecoming, parents and children, family relations, family problems, estrangement, single parent, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse, mother daughter relationship, african american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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: psychological, rough, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, friendship, social decay, life is a bitch, going straight, kids in trouble, gang, crimes, society, rivalry, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: serious, realistic, rough, touching, bleak
Plot: prostitute, dysfunctional family, social decay, fall in love, life is a bitch, family problems, friends, society, love and romance, friendship, haunted by the past, unemployment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013
Place: japan, hokkaido
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67%
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, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: man boy relationship, courtroom, false accusation, teenage life, redemption, sexual abuse, custody, dysfunctional family, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, bleak, realistic, gloomy
Plot: obsession, mentally challenged, hawk, supportive spouse, midlife crisis, family problems, family relations, parents and children, losing-it hero, death in the family, uncle nephew relationship, kids and family ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: disturbing, rough, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: teenage life, rebelliousness, family problems, rebellion, juvenile delinquency, realism, gang, dysfunctional family, youth, crimes, rehabilitation, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: eating disorder, self harm, dysfunctional family, family relations, mental institution, obsession, parents and children, mental illness, physical appearance, family problems, life is a bitch, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Fireflies in the Garden (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The semi-autobiographical story centers on the complexities of love and commitment in a family torn apart when faced by an unexpected tragedy.
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, parents and children, unsupportive parent, college graduate, rap, graduation, family reunited, punishment ...
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61%
My Daughter's Secret Life (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Kaitlyn is a high school student whose obsession with gambling leads to her accumulating a mountain of debt. Her habit also causes a high degree of family tension.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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59%
We're All Christs (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Adaś Miauczyński, a Polish intelectual, has severe alcohol problems which affect his relationship with his son Sylwek.
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Plot: dysfunctional family, alcohol abuse, self destructing, family relations, life is a bitch, family problems, redemption, parents and children, addiction, alcoholic father, father son relationship, alcoholic ...
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Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Sound & the Fury (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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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 ⇓
57%
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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: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, haunted by the past, danger, single parent, life is a bitch, youth, social misfits, society, family problems, parents and children, family life, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Family Portraits: A Trilogy of America (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, social decay, family problems, life is a bitch, society, family life, couple relations, americana, family in crisis, sexual abuse, husband wife relationship, child molester ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Angel (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden, Finland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A drug addict becomes a mother and has to deal with responsibility and self-respect.
Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, serious, non-linear ...
Plot: child neglect, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, human nature, parents and children, addiction, destructive relationship, coping, solitude, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Mississippi Damned (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three poor Black kids in rural Mississippi reap the consequences of their family's cycle of abuse, addiction, and violence.
Style: touching, rough, sincere, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, introspection, dysfunctional family, human nature, family problems, society, family relations, addiction, family in crisis, strong female presence, siblings relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, illiteracy, working class, coming of age, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, youth, society, school, parents and children, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: scotland, europe, new jersey, california
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54%
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
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54%
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When Andrew Came Home (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mother searches for five years to find her kidnapped son in this fact-based drama. Unexpectedly the boy is found, but the reunion is not as she hoped. She now has to deal with five years of abuse that the boy suffered at the hands of his ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, kids in trouble, reunion, life is a bitch, single parent, confined, danger, hopes, family problems, estrangement, dysfunctional family, captivity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Blood and Rain (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia, Argentina
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Taxi driver Jose begins his night shift bent on revenge after his brother's murder at the hands pf a violent gang. But when an accident brings him unexpectedly closer to his party-girl fare Angela, the damaged pair must struggle against forces ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, rough, bleak ...
Plot: murder, gang, crimes, partners, danger, chases and races, life is a bitch, neo noir, city life, vengeance, revenge, male nudity ...
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Reviving Ophelia (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The difficulties two sisters face raising their teenage daughters
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, serious
Plot: coming of age, family problems, family relations, teenage life, family life, obsession, youth, parents and children, single parent, buried truth, siblings relations, kids in trouble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Lightning Bug (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In this drama thriller set in the South, a young boy named Green (Bret Harrison) longs to escape his unhappy life but feels trapped in his hometown. A gifted special-effects makeup artist, Green has big dreams of working in Hollywood. But the ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, social relations, family problems, youth, small town, hollywood, small town life, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, religion, abuse, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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52%
Be Sure to Share (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Shiro’s struggle with his father’s cancer and impending death leads to a realization that he must communicate his love and admiration for him before it’s too late. A series of flashbacks reveals their relationship over time, and the trouble ...
Style: touching, realistic, contemplative, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, redemption, coping, parents and children, family in crisis, unfulfillment, estrangement, father son relationship, hopes, dealing with death, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, reunion, human nature, family problems, redemption, family feud, unfulfillment, bittersweet, hopes, life is a bitch, siblings relations, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Normal (2007)
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: psychological, sincere, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: stepmother stepson relationship, incest overtones, adultery, alcohol abuse, obsession, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, death in the family, parents and children, family in crisis, family life, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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51%