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Aliyah (2012)
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Aliyah (2012)
Original name: Alyah
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Paris 2011. Alex is 27. He's lives off dealing and pays the debts of his brother, Isaac, who after being his support has now become dead weight. When his cousin announces he's going to open a restaurant in Tel Aviv, Alex imagines he can join him and change his life. Set on emigrating, Alex has to find money, leave his beloved Paris, end his complicated love life, drop his destructive brother and find his way.
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, emotional, touching, serious, contemplative
Plot: family relations, moral dilemma, immigrants, society, lifestyle, brother brother relationship, drug dealer, debt, breakup, starting over, friendship, siblings relations, twentysomething life, drugs, jewish, cocaine, cemetery, drug traffic, love at first sight, two brothers, school teacher, drawing, marriage proposal, stolen money, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: paris france, france, israel

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and touching films with plots about society, family relations, friendship, immigrants, female director, family problems and urban mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Aliyah: Belleville-Tokyo (2010), Hold Back (2012), Max & Lenny (2014), Mother of George (2013), Red Leaves (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Belleville-Tokyo (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Un couple se dirige vers un train en partance pour Venise. Sur le quai, Julien annonce à Marie qu’il part en rejoindre une autre et s’en va, la laissant seule à Paris, enceinte. Bouleversée, Marie se refuse à être victime de cette ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
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Hold Back (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Paris, today. Dorcy, a young black Christian, wants to marry Sabrina, a young North African. It what would be a simple matter if it weren't for the fact that Sabrina has 40 brothers and that this easygoing wedding has crystallized a taboo ...
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Place: paris france, africa, france
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Max & Lenny (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max and Lenny is the story of a friendship between two girls fighting for survival in a northern area of Marseille.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching
Plot: follow your dream, teenage life, friendship, ambition, society, youth, family relations, hip hop, music, hopes, lesbian, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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Mother of George (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Nigeria, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A story about a woman willing to do anything and risk everything for her marriage.
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Plot: immigrants, couple relations, couples, society, lifestyle, trying to get pregnant, married couple, family relations, female protagonist, parents and children, relationships, changing lives ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Red Leaves (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An Ethiopian immigrant, sets out on a journey through his children's homes after losing his wife. Coming to know some of life's harsh new realities, he tries to survive in his own way.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, tense
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, elderly, society, family problems, golden years, immigrants, parents and children, jewish
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
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The Apostle (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Akim, young Muslim will become imam sees his upset when he is touched by the love of Christ ... In a family chaos that opposes his brother identity Akim attempt to be accepted by his family.
Style: thought provoking, emotional, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: self discovery, cause and meaning, religions or cults, family problems, family in crisis, life turned upside down, society, introspection, religion, family, family relations, family conflict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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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) ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
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A Butterfly Kiss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK
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 ...
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The Staple of News (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story of a destiny. Suzanne's and her family's. The ties that bind them, keep them together, and the love she pursues... to the point of leaving everything behind.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, bleak
Plot: family life, love affair, family problems, single parent, coming of age, fall in love, dysfunctional family, parents and children, youth, siblings relations, working class, girl ...
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Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Dream and Silence (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Oriol and Yolanda live in Paris with their two daughters. During a vacation they suffer a car accident that will change their lives.
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68%
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X/Y (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
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Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, sexy ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Citizen (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: realistic, captivating, serious, psychological, uplifting
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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About Sunny (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: life is a bitch, moral dilemma, society, working class, parents and children, family problems, down on your luck, single mother, poverty, youth, single parent, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 96 min.
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
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Style: realistic, tense, emotional, psychological, serious ...
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Place: france, europe
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50%
Tomorrow at Dawn (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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49%
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47%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Not Waving But Drowning (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Story: Not Waving But Drowning is a chronological look at growing up, formed from two different stories. The two sets of friends represent the American dilemma between what you have known and what you hope to know; the tear between longing for the past and ...
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
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47%
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 91 min.
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46%
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Genre: Drama
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