Movies like The Keys to the House

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The Keys to the House (2004)
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The Keys to the House (2004)
Original name: Le chiavi di casa
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Meeting his handicapped son for the first time, a young father attempts to forge a relationship with the teenager.
Style: psychological, serious, touching, emotional, sincere, bleak, realistic, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, single parent, estrangement, human nature, hospital, disability, self discovery, redemption, hopes, family relations, suffering, therapy, youth, misfit, dysfunctional family, society, family problems, family in crisis, family reunited, haunted by the past, love and romance, love, teenager, dancing ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, germany, europe, norway, berlin germany, milan italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, hopes, life is a bitch, youth and single parent mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Keys to the House: Libero (2006), Pure (2002), System Crasher (2019), Mirage (2004), Phantom Pain (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Libero (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young father and his two children struggle to find harmony after his wife leaves them for another man.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, friendship, coming of age, siblings relations, parents and children, lifestyle, youth, single parent, family problems, cheating wife, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
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Pure (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
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, realistic ...
Plot: rehabilitation, addiction, drug abuse, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, youth, teenage life, parents and children, going straight, friendship, drug addiction, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
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System Crasher (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The wild and energetic journey of 9-year-old girl Benni through all possible stations of German Child Proctective Services.
Style: realistic, psychological, disturbing, sincere
Plot: problem child, teenager, school, parents and children, bad mother, outcast, social outcast, adaptation, fighting the system, social problems, society, family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: central europe
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Mirage (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country:
Duration: 107 min.
Story: As Macedonia faces its difficult transition, a boy escapes into a world of his own creation.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, bleak
Plot: poet, hopes, family relations, teenage life, friendship, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, dysfunctional family, parents and children, soldier, society, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, macedonia, france, europe, former yugoslavia ...
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Phantom Pain (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marc is a passionate cyclist and urban slacker who avoids work and responsibility. Marc's life changes from one moment to the next when he suffers a life-changing accident. He can either wallow in self-pity or tackle the beast called life with ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: cyclist, hopes, life is a bitch, disability, couple relations, misfit, family relations, parents and children, redemption, human spirit, human nature, new love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
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36%
Behind the Red Door (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Set in New York and New England (but filmed in Newfoundland), Behind the Red Door stars Kyra Sedgwick as Manhattan-based photographer Natalie Haddad, who enjoys success with her strangely gloomy and foreboding camerawork. When her agent and best ...
Style: serious, sincere, psychological, touching, realistic
Plot: family relations, self discovery, estrangement, love and romance, haunted by the past, terminal illness, family life, siblings relations, parents and children, homosexual, death of father, aids ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, boston
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34%
A Long Way Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: psychiatrist, family relations, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, redemption, life is a bitch, domestic disturbance, hopes, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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29%
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Eighteen (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Pip, a street kid just turning 18, receives his grandfather's World War II-era memoirs and discovers parallels to his own life.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: street kid, survival, introspection, self discovery, juvenile delinquency, society, youth, soldier, hopes, life is a bitch, estrangement, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe
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29%
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Pandora's Box (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When an aging matriarch starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, self discovery, hopes, elderly, estrangement, parents and children, countryside, introspection, adolescence vs adulthood, aging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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29%
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Our Life (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Claudio works on a site in the suburbs of Rome. He is madly in love with his wife who is pregnant with their third child. However, a dramatic event comes to upset this simple and happy life. In a rage for life, Claudio energetically fights against ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: working class, life is a bitch, family in crisis, parents and children, family problems, society, lifestyle, family relations, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, desperation, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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28%
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Offline (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A man attempts to reclaim the life that prison took from him but his dark past threatens to ruin everything.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, gloomy
Plot: haunted by the past, redemption, starting over, dysfunctional family, hopes, estrangement, family problems, parents and children, family relations, human nature, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
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27%
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The Intruder (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Louis Trebor, a man nearing 70, lives alone with dogs in the forest near the French-Swiss border. He has heart problems, seeks a transplant, and then goes in search of a son sired years before in Tahiti. Told elliptically, with few words, we see ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, heart transplant, family problems, family relations, estrangement, terminal illness, redemption, parents and children, going straight, black market, transplant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, geneva switzerland, tahiti
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27%
The Cruel Embrace (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Nicole (Marianne Basler) gives birth to a mentally challenged boy after she is gang-raped by American soldiers at the close of World War II in this grim dramatic tragedy. Young Ludo is hidden in the attic of the family home and continues to yearn ...
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: kids in trouble, family problems, family relations, estrangement, life is a bitch, misfit, mentally challenged, mentally unstable, single parent, youth, confined, human nature ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: belgium, europe
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26%
33 Scenes from Life (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Polish artist Julia and her husband Piotr, a talented and successful composer, live in Kraków. When Julias's mother, Barbara falls ill with stomach cancer, the life of the family is falling apart. Julia accompanies her mother to death, but ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: death, family problems, self discovery, introspection, parents and children, dealing with death, hopes, lifestyle, family relations, estrangement, siblings relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, poland
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26%
Turn the River (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A pool shark takes the ultimate gamble when she kidnaps her own son and flees her ex-husband.
Style: realistic, bleak, psychological, serious, gloomy
Plot: billiards, kidnapping, gambling, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, addiction, hopes, family problems, family in crisis, introspection, starting over ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, new york, usa
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26%
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Broken Wings (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, hopes, couple relations, midlife crisis, family life, human nature, family problems, haunted by the past, fall in love, teenage life, innocence lost, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
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25%
All Is Forgiven (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Victor lives in Vienna with Annette, his beautiful Austrian wife and their daughter Pamela. It’s spring. Fleeing his work, Victor spends his days outside: he plays with Pamela, pays a visit to Annette’s parents, loiters in the park with the drug ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, addiction, parents and children, crumbling marriage, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, hopes, unfulfillment, estrangement, teenager, drug addiction ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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You (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: You is a love story. It spans 21 years, bouncing around in time, creating a kind of family quilt that wraps around a father as he struggles to overcome the grief of losing his beloved wife and raise their daughter alone. A coming-of-age journey for ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, parents and children, single parent, hopes, haunted by the past, redemption, love, loss of mother, teenager, friendship, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Stolen Children (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Switzerland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Antonio, a policeman (carabiniere), has an order to take two children (Rosetta and her brother Luciano) from Milan to Sicily to an orphanage. Their mother has been arrested for forcing Rosetta (11 years old) to work as a prostitute. First the ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, captivating, sincere, neorealism ...
Plot: orphanage, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, social differences, family problems, gain trust, society, self discovery, on the road, honest law enforcer, prostitute, custody ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, sicily, europe
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25%
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Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, opposites attract, family relations, friends, immigrants, family life, youth, single parent, human nature, introspection, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary
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25%
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American Gun (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Seemingly disparate portraits of people -- among them a single mother, a high school principal, and an ace student -- Distinctly American -- all affected by the proliferation of guns in American society.
Style: thought provoking, emotional, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: high school, family relations, family problems, teenage life, americana, on the road, single parent, dealing with death, death in the family, working class, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, virginia, oregon
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24%
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Drifters (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The young adult life of Hong Yunsheng, nicknamed Little Brother, is seen as somewhat of a failure by those that know him. A Chinese national, he stowed away on a boat to the United States, where he worked as a dishwasher in the restaurant of a ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, sincere
Plot: family relations, deportation, immigrants, restaurant, love affair, eccentric family, family problems, estrangement, working class, family in crisis, parents and children, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, shanghai
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24%
Father and Son (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France, Russia, Italy, Netherlands
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A small family "a father and a son" lives on the top floor of an old house. The father retired from the military, when he was a student in flight school, he experienced the first and the only love of his life. This girl became his wife and ...
Style: serious, touching, psychological, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, soldier, single parent, parents and children, youth, haunted by the past, human nature, human relationship, adolescence vs adulthood, father son relationship, secret, death of wife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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What Girls Learn (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two teenage girls must come to terms with their stepfather when their mother is struck by illness.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: teenage girl, single mother, stepfather, family relations, teenage life, teenage love, youth, love and romance, romance, family problems, couples, estrangement ...
Time: 80s
Place: georgia, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Life as a House (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, gothic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, dying, cancer, reconciliation, dysfunctional family, family relations, architect, house, family problems, hopes, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
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24%
She Is Not Crying, She Is Singing (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A tale of deliverance. Laura, 27 years old, lives alone in the outskirts of a large town. She learns that her father is in a coma, after a serious car accident. She decides to visit him at the hospital as a last opportunity to settle old scores, ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: hospital, introspection, haunted by the past, family relations, estrangement, dysfunctional family, hopes, father daughter relationship, revenge, family secret, car accident, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Dune (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An Israeli man searches for his father in France.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: introspection, family relations, hopes, investigation, haunted by the past, midlife crisis, parents and children, family problems, estrangement, gender, unfulfillment, aging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Winter Solstice (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A widower confronts his older son's decision to leave home and his younger son's self-destructive behavior.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, starting over, love and romance, small town life, couple relations, brother brother relationship, single parent, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa, new jersey
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23%
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The Son's Room (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A psychoanalyst and his family go through profound emotional trauma when their son dies in a scuba diving accident.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, meditative, lyrical ...
Plot: psychoanalysis, regret, loss of son, parents and children, family problems, hopes, family in crisis, redemption, overcoming, marriage crisis, death in the family, loss of child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Fifteen and Pregnant (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, family problems, family in crisis, teenage life, lifestyle, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, high school, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%