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Distance (2001)
 7.1
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Distance
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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, bleak, emotional, gloomy, mind bending, psychological
Plot: afterlife, death in the family, ocean or sea, dealing with death, terrorism, destiny, forest, lake, grief, haunted by the past, teenage life, estrangement, religions or cults, sadness, cult, danger, deadly, hopes, society, youth, family problems, life is a bitch, supernatural, anniversary, manners ...
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, gloomy and emotional films with plots about family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, hopes, parents and children, youth and haunted by the past mostly in Drama and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Distance: After Life (1998), Nobody Knows (2004), Like Father, Like Son (2013), I Wish (2011), Putty Hill (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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After Life
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After death, people have just one week to choose only a memory to keep for eternity.
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Place: tokyo, japan, kindergarten
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Nobody Knows
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 141 min.
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Audience: kids
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Like Father, Like Son
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: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, sincere ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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I Wish
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, realistic, stylized
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Putty Hill
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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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
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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: emotional, talky, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, death, depression, children, single parent, family drama, mother daughter relationship, hospital, human nature, family bonds, runaway, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Rebirth
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: dealing with death, small town, life is a bitch, starting over, murder, friendship, haunted by the past, deadly, friends, interview, loss of daughter
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
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Be Sure to Share
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, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: dealing with death, redemption, parents and children, family in crisis, terminal illness, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, estrangement, unfulfillment, coping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   76%
 
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Family Tree
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: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
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Gimme Shelter
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After running away from her abusive mother, a streetwise teen seeks refuge with her father, but he rejects her when he learns that she's pregnant.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, rough ...
Plot: social misfits, starting over, human spirit, down on your luck, pregnancy, kids in trouble, youth, family problems, life is a bitch, survival, haunted by the past, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Bashing
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 ...
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Story: The fashionable Hye-joo is focused on her career at a brokerage house. She's making a decent living, but her co-workers look down on her. Tae-hee is sick of living under the thumb of her domineering father. She spends her time doing volunteer ...
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God's Sandbox
Genre: Drama
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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 ...
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Without Destination
Genre: Drama
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Story: Sin Destino follows the life of a 15 year old Mexican boy, Francisco, as he struggles to survive on the streets. His primary source of income is money raised by prostituting himself to men for sex, and the film implies that this learned behaviour ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Things We Lost in the Fire
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, Canada
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Story: A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.
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Style: emotional, talky, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: marriage, memory, redemption, tragedy, death, parallel universe, dealing with death, drugs/alcohol, relationships, depression, life & death, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Mountain
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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, introspection, couple relations, death in the family, gender, couples, family problems, haunted by the past, hopes, lesbian relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe
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Empire of Dirt
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: single parent, small town, parents and children, family in crisis, family life, danger, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, social misfits, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
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Ashley
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A teenage girl, distraught from her vain attempt to connect with her estranged mother, resorts to cutting herself. When she develops an online relationship with an older woman, she learns to accept her sexuality and the endless solitude of sprawling ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching, bleak
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Maya
Genre: Drama
Country: India
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Story: MAYA is a coming of age story set against an outlawed brutal practice of ritual rape still occurring in some parts of India.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, village, innocence lost, sexual abuse, countryside, adoption, urban, death in the family, kids in trouble, injustice, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
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The Intruder
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: serious, atmospheric, surreal, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: going straight, redemption, parents and children, family in crisis, estrangement, hopes, family problems, family relations, dealing with death, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, geneva switzerland, tahiti
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System:   64%
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Still Walking
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, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: family gatherings, reunion, family life, family relations, dealing with death, parents and children, bereavement, remarry, family tradition, family reunited, reconciliation, generation gap ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, japan
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System:   63%
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Delta
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man comes home to meet his mother and sister after many years away. He finds his mother living with a new boyfriend, and his sister to be grown-up. He begins to settle down in this new place by building a new home for himself on the delta. But ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: forbidden love, village, siblings relations, lake or river, dysfunctional family, homecoming, family relations, incest, human nature, obsession, parents and children, village life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hungary, europe
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System:   61%
    User:   64%
 
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Wetlands
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, bleak
Plot: parents and children, down on your luck, family in crisis, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, coming of age, dealing with death, death in the family, family business, estrangement, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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System:   61%
    User:   71%
 
Pandora's Box
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, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: golden years, countryside, aging, small town, self discovery, urban, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, estrangement, elderly, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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System:   61%
    User:   61%
 

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