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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: afterlife, supernatural, terrorism, destiny, life is a bitch, estrangement, teenage life, haunted by the past, death in the family, dealing with death, religions or cults, forest, religion, suicide, grief, cult, sadness, catastrophe, ocean, youth, disaster, society, family problems, anniversary, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and gloomy films with plots about family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, hopes, parents and children, estrangement and youth mostly in Drama and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Distance: After Life (1998), Be Sure to Share (2009), Angel's Fall (2004), The Rebirth (2007), All Around Us (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, philosophical, emotional, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: afterlife, eternity, memory, heaven and hell, death, videotaping, destiny, childhood, hospital, bittersweet, melancholy, magic realism ...
Time: 20th century
Place: tokyo, japan, the philippines
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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: realistic, touching, emotional, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, terminal illness, coping, parents and children, unfulfillment, estrangement, family in crisis, father son relationship, life is a bitch, hopes, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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87%
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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: psychological, atmospheric, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: destiny, family problems, dull life, love and romance, parents and children, life is a bitch, death in the family, women's issues, alienation, chance, sexual content, sexual abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.1
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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: serious, psychological, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, friendship, small town, loss of daughter, forgiveness, friends, dealing with death, starting over, very little dialogue, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 7.6
 827
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: realistic, emotional, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family problems, couple relations, estrangement, pregnancy, social decay, society, death in the family, dysfunctional family, love and romance, unfulfillment, painter, art ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, grief, death of daughter, country house, family relations, teenage life, hopes, crimes, family problems, forest, youth, optimism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, serious, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: journalism, confined, homecoming, estrangement, misfit, hopes, propaganda, social misfits, life is a bitch, society, chase, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, iraq, asia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 8.0
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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: depressing, touching, serious, gloomy, bleak ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: childhood, poverty, innocence lost, dysfunctional family, young kid, malnutrition, child abandonment, tragedy, children, coming of age, family relations, character study ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 6.4
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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, serious ...
Plot: sailor, homecoming, estrangement, family relations, parents and children, alcoholic, society, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, hopes, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: thought provoking, touching, emotional, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, architect, family reunited, boy, family relations, self discovery, identity crisis, life turned upside down, introspection, moral dilemma, parenthood, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: death in the family, family relations, last wish, family problems, hopes, introspection, dealing with death, siblings relations, brother brother relationship, very little dialogue, journey, death of mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.3
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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: serious, touching, stylized, realistic
Plot: youth, parents and children, brother brother relationship, train, family relations, father son relationship, broken family, family problems, hopes, desire, child, separated parents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.9
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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: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: family relations, family reunited, family gatherings, family life, generation gap, family tradition, bereavement, reconciliation, dealing with death, parents and children, father daughter relationship, generation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: realistic, emotional, bleak, psychological, social ...
Plot: mass murder, murder, college, death, haunted by the past, couples, family problems, grief, death in the family, teen suicide, school shooting, loss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.9
 749
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: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: family problems, dysfunctional family, drug abuse, death in the family, hopes, life is a bitch, social relations, estrangement, introspection, family in crisis, father daughter relationship, overdose ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, maryland, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.0
 746
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: tense, serious, psychological, realistic, rough ...
Plot: prostitution, prostitute, starting over, on the run, crimes, family relations, death in the family, life is a bitch, crime gone awry, estrangement, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
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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: death in the family, family problems, family business, parents and children, life is a bitch, family relations, estrangement, down on your luck, voyeurism, forgiveness, gay, gay erotica ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
 2K
Living (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In the second feature film by Russian director Vasily Sigarev, fate brings ordeals to characters that find themselves immersed in deep crisis; they must seek the strength to cope with adversity. In a remote and cold region of Russia, Galya, a ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: destiny, tragic love, life is a bitch, husband wife relationship, family problems, father son relationship, hopes, love, children, dishonesty, religion, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 5.7
 178
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: serious, touching, emotional, psychological, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, culture clash, forbidden love, haunted by the past, fall in love, missing child, parents and children, couples, estrangement, family problems, romance, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, touching, sentimental, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, hopes, elderly, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, self discovery, family problems, aging, youth, introspection, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 104
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, emotional, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: family problems, dishonesty, family relations, youth, high school life, village life, tsunami, village, frame up, earthquake, getting home, abandoned building ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
 550
Erratum (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michał jedzie do miasta swojego urodzenia, aby załatwić sprawę o którą prosi go szef i od razu wracać. Sprawy przybierają jednak inny obrót. Michał musi pozostać tu parę dni dłużej. Chodząc po mieście spotyka bliskie mu niegdyś ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: self discovery, homecoming, haunted by the past, parents and children, buddies, family relations, bittersweet, hopes, friends, estrangement, redemption, car accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, psychological, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: family relations, human nature, family problems, bittersweet, redemption, family feud, unfulfillment, brother sister relationship, relationships, brother, problem solving, living together ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: realistic, atmospheric, non-linear, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, haunted by the past, family problems, eccentric family, resort, childhood memory, death of wife, grief, boarding house, grieving, introspection, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, realistic, emotional, touching, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, lifestyle, family relations, parents and children, depression, loneliness, friendship, estrangement, coming of age, sole survivor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Dealer (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In an impressive follow up to his debut film Forest, Benedek Fliegauf tells the uncompromising story of a day in the life of a drug dealer. His clients include the leader of a religious sect, a friend who needs a final fix, a former lover who has ...
Style: psychological, serious, stylized, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: drug abuse, life is a bitch, addiction, misfit, drug dealing, estrangement, crimes, social misfits, society, overdose, nihilism, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, captivating, art house ...
Plot: journey, haunted by the past, on the road, tragic love, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, ethnic conflict, self discovery, society, missing person, black market, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, kurdistan, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Exit: A personal history (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young man travels to Holland for an assisted suicide. The young man was convinced that this was his only way of ending an existence that he considered to lack any dignity.
Style: experimental, atmospheric, surreal, serious, realistic ...
Plot: human nature, family relations, dull life, unfulfillment, siblings relations, death wish, dealing with death, sexual content, disability, human rights, urban setting, urban
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, italy, europe, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
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Angel at Sea (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Louis is a twelve year old boy who lives with his parents and older brother in southern Morocco. Louis is very happy until the day his father shares a secret with him.
Style: sincere, disturbing, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: mental illness, family problems, life is a bitch, parents and children, father son relationship, secret, youth, suicide, depression, hopes, boy, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, africa, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Bright Future (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two friends who work in the same oshibori laundry are lost in the drudgery of everyday life. They hang out together, barely functioning and barely communicating. Their middle-aged boss makes a desparate attempt to connect with them with disasterous ...
Style: serious, psychological, atmospheric, touching, realistic ...
Plot: gang, friendship, rebelliousness, crimes, resentment, estrangement, father son relationship, post apocalypse, ghost, power relations, friends, factory ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%