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Distance (2001)
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Distance (2001)
Original name: ディスタンス
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: On the eighth anniversary of a cult's failed chemical attack on Tokyo and their subsequent mass suicide, family members of those affected gather at the cult's former base on the shores of a lake to observe the anniversary of their loved ones' deaths.
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, atmospheric, mind bending, emotional, realistic, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: supernatural, terrorism, destiny, life is a bitch, danger, estrangement, teenage life, afterlife, religions or cults, haunted by the past, death in the family, dealing with death, deadly, lake, forest, grief, ocean, youth, ocean or sea, hopes, family problems, society, anniversary, catastrophe, cult ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, gloomy and psychological films with plots about family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, dealing with death, parents and children, estrangement and hopes mostly in Drama and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Distance: The Rebirth (2007), Be Sure to Share (2009), After Life (1998), Angel's Fall (2004), Nobody Knows (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Rebirth (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Coincidence and the aftermath of violence. A man's middle-school daughter has been murdered. His wife is already deceased. He tells a counselor he wants to live in anonymity, working with his hands. He moves away and gets a job in a factory. ...
Style: emotional, sincere, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, friendship, small town, loss of daughter, forgiveness, friends, deadly, starting over, dealing with death, interview ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, unfulfillment, family in crisis, estrangement, father son relationship, family problems, dealing with death, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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After Life (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After death, people have just one week to choose only a memory to keep for eternity.
Style: surreal, touching, stylized, serious, psychological ...
Plot: afterlife, videotaping, cloud, memory, disneyland, heaven, eternity, memories, teenage girl, old man, bell, heaven and hell ...
Time: 20th century
Place: tokyo, the philippines, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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Angel's Fall (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Turkey
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Zeynep, Tülin Özen works in a hotel as a housekeeper. But she suffers hell on earth because of her father's behavior. She only talks to Mustafa, 'Engin Dogan' who works in the same hotel and he is interested in Zeynep. She is not ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, touching, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, destiny, family problems, dull life, death in the family, dealing with death, family relations, sexual content, chance, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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Nobody Knows (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 141 min.
Story: In a small Tokyo apartment, twelve-year-old Akira must care for his younger siblings after their mother leaves them and shows no sign of returning.
Style: heartbreaking, serious, touching, gloomy, bleak ...
Audience: kids
Plot: dysfunctional family, childhood, poverty, survival, young kid, innocence lost, responsibility, financial problem, journey, 12 year old, tragedy, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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All Around Us (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Kanao, a courtroom portrait artist, observes crimes, scandals and the decline of Japanese values without passing judgement. As he and his wife endure the tragedy of their first child’s death, hope slowly unfolds and their love story flickers to ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: family problems, estrangement, couple relations, society, social decay, pregnancy, death in the family, dysfunctional family, unfulfillment, love and romance, sexual content, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 5.9
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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, tense, serious, realistic, emotional ...
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 ⇓
86%
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Bashing (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Yuko is a Japanese girl who was taken hostage in Iraq while volunteering there as an aid worker. Finally released and back in her hometown, Yuko finds herself ostracized as a national disgrace by society that sees her helping a country other than ...
Style: realistic, psychological, bleak, serious, propaganda film ...
Plot: journalism, homecoming, confined, misfit, hopes, estrangement, volunteer, hostage, pursuit, chase, hostages, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, japan, asia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Wetlands (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: On a dairy farm in the Eastern Townships, in the middle of a drought and while the land is parching, a drama will disrupt the life of the Santerre family. Confronted to each other they will have to learn to forgive.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: family problems, death in the family, family business, parents and children, life is a bitch, estrangement, family relations, down on your luck, voyeurism, forgiveness, family in crisis, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Beautiful Boy (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A married couple on the verge of separation are leveled by the news their 18-year-old son committed a mass shooting at his college, then took his own life.
Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: grief, mass murder, murder, college, death, haunted by the past, family problems, couples, death in the family, school shooting, couple relations, parenting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 705
Putty Hill (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Friends and family of Cory, a young man who has died of an overdose, gather at a Baltimore-area karaoke bar for his wake and compare stories about him. Gradually, as it becomes clear that there are many holes in their recollections about Cory, they ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: drug abuse, death in the family, dysfunctional family, family problems, overdose, introspection, family in crisis, hopes, social relations, estrangement, life is a bitch, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Two Gates of Sleep (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: After preparing for their mother's imminent death, two brothers go on an arduous upriver journey to honor her final request.
Style: touching, emotional, atmospheric, sincere, serious ...
Plot: death in the family, family relations, family problems, last wish, hopes, introspection, siblings relations, dealing with death, brother brother relationship, very little dialogue, nature, river ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Everything Is Fine (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Josh is an ordinary teen living in an ordinary suburb. One morning he finds his friend's dead body. Next, he discovers that three more friends also have killed themselves, leaving him out of their pact. As the sole survivor, Josh becomes more ...
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, lifestyle, parents and children, family relations, depression, nudity (full frontal - brief), loneliness, friendship, teen suicide, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Mourning for Anna (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A mother deals with the violent murder of her daughter.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: murder, death of daughter, grief, country house, teenage life, family relations, family problems, crimes, hopes, in the woods, optimism, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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I Wish (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Two young brothers at opposite ends of Kyushu devise a magical plan to reunite their separated parents in Hirokazu Koreeda's benign and superbly acted picture of family life.
Style: touching, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: brother brother relationship, parents and children, desire, youth, family relations, father son relationship, hopes, family problems, broken family, train, separated parents, mother son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Like Father, Like Son (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. He learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth. He must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own.
Style: touching, thought provoking, psychological, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: architect, childhood, identity crisis, life turned upside down, moral dilemma, introspection, parents and children, family life, social differences, disorder, society, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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The Mountain (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 73 min.
Story: This is the story of Nora and Solveig, a grief-stricken couple on a hike through the mountain range where they had a traumatic experience two years prior. Nora and Solveig are hiking through a snow-covered, rough, but beautiful scenery on a tour of ...
Style: emotional, sincere, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: mountain, haunted by the past, introspection, couples, family problems, hopes, gender, dealing with death, death in the family, couple relations, lesbian relationship, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Dark Side of Love (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two brothers on different life paths, a gay waiter with a crush on an eligible bachelor and a drug addict in a twisted dependent relationships with his girlfriend, reunite to mourn the death of their mother.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, death in the family, addiction, estrangement, life is a bitch, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, brother brother relationship, siblings relations, gender, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 1K
Liverpool (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Netherlands, Germany, Spain
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A sailor takes a short leave to visit his hometown and see if his mother is still alive.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: sailor, estrangement, homecoming, family relations, parents and children, alcoholic, south, society, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.9
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Homeland (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Jiro Sawada was a sophomore in high school he was framed for something he did not do. Afterwards, he left his hometown in a small village in Fukushima Prefecture. After the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, Jiro Sawada goes back to his ...
Style: touching, serious, atmospheric, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: family problems, dishonesty, family relations, youth, village life, high school life, tsunami, frame up, village, hometown, falsely accused, earthquake ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 8.0
 15K
Still Walking (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Twelve years after their beloved eldest son, Junpei, drowned while saving a stranger's life, Kyohei and Toshiko welcome their surviving children home for a family reunion. Younger son Ryota still feels that his parents resent that he isn't ...
Style: touching, sincere, contemplative, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, family gatherings, family reunited, family life, generation gap, family tradition, reunion, dealing with death, parents and children, reconciliation, bereavement, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.9
 361
The Sea (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A man returns to the sea where he spent his childhood summers in search of peace following the death of his wife.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, non-linear, contemplative, psychological ...
Plot: haunted by the past, family relations, family problems, eccentric family, resort, childhood memory, grief, death of wife, grieving, boarding house, introspection, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.6
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Family Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Frédérick, the patriarch of the Alsatian Muller family, is conspicuously absent from his son Charles' funeral, Frédérick's surviving son and his granddaughter, raw from their loss, await an explanation. Once revealed, ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: deportation, family relations, coming out, haunted by the past, introspection, hopes, aging, family problems, death in the family, gender, bittersweet, elderly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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The Sensation of Sight (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: This off-beat drama about man's search for meaning amidst the ache of despair chronicles Finn, an introspective English teacher entering a mid-life crisis impelled by a recent tragedy, as he sets afoot selling encyclopedias to the town locals.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, single parent, haunted by the past, human nature, small town life, hopes, estrangement, dealing with death, small town, cause and meaning, family business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Hide Your Smiling Faces (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Tommy and his older brother Eric live in the midst of vast remote forests. The death of their friend pushes them close to the edge. Eric doesn’t know how to channel his energy. All at once, nature’s vastness feels stifling.
Style: rough, touching, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, human nature, teenage life, dealing with death, family relations, tragic event, fear of death, coming of age, life is a bitch, life philosophy, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Future Lasts Forever (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France, Turkey
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A woman struggles with love and personal loss against the backdrop of a land torn by civil war in this drama from filmmaker Ozcan Alper. Sumru (Gaye Gursel) is a Turkish woman who studies ethnic music at a college in Istanbul and frequently makes ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, realistic, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: haunted by the past, on the road, tragic love, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, ethnic conflict, journey, self discovery, thesis, society, black market, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, kurdistan, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.6
 166
God's Sandbox (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A successful author, Liz, searches for her daughter, Rachel, in the Sinai Desert. There she meets a Bedouin storyteller who relays the unusual love story of a Western tourist and the son of a Bedouin Sheik named Najim. Their relationship is torn ...
Style: emotional, touching, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, haunted by the past, culture clash, on the run, unlikely couple, danger, obsessive quest, single parent, fall in love, missing child, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.7
 200
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, bleak ...
Plot: small town, haunted by the past, single parent, society, family problems, youth, danger, life is a bitch, social misfits, dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, elderly, hopes, estrangement, family problems, introspection, parents and children, countryside, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Han Gong-ju (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After transferring to a new school, a teenage girl finds her troubled past exposed when she innocently signs up for a singing club.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: teenage rape, high school, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, coming of age, estrangement, school, investigation, uncover truth, society, high school life, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%