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Elisa (1995)
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Elisa (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Marie has had a tough childhood ever since her mother Elisa committed suicide. She has spent most of her life in an orphanage and now makes a living as a small time criminal in Paris. Now she wants to unravel her past and find her father whom she blames for her mother's death.
Style: tense, sincere, touching, gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic, contemplative
Plot: vengeance, on the road, obsession, family relations, parents and children, graphic violence, track down, mentally unstable, hopes, dysfunctional family, family problems, arson, dishonesty, redemption, estrangement, innocence lost, cons and scams, thief, island, young woman, female nudity, orphan, rain, father daughter relationship, intimacy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe, brittany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and gloomy films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, dysfunctional family, hopes, estrangement and redemption mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Elisa: All Is Forgiven (2007), Offline (2012), The Dune (2013), A Long Way Home (2003), Lily Sometimes (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: touching, realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: redemption, crumbling marriage, family problems, family relations, addiction, parents and children, estrangement, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family crisis, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, austria
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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, sincere, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: redemption, starting over, haunted by the past, human nature, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family relations, family problems, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
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63%
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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: touching, realistic, serious, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: introspection, family relations, estrangement, family problems, hopes, investigation, parents and children, haunted by the past, midlife crisis, redemption, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, emotional, realistic, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, psychiatrist, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, family problems, hopes, domestic disturbance, redemption, parents and children, life is a bitch, family in crisis, sexual abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Lily Sometimes (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After the death of her mother, a woman returns home to care for her sister.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, sincere ...
Plot: country girl, animal lover, countryside, lawyer, introspection, siblings relations, family relations, estrangement, sister, family problems, death in the family, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Archipelago (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Patricia (Kate Fahy) and her two children, young adults Edward (Tom Hiddleston) and Cynthia (Lydia Leonard), arrive for a break at a holiday cottage. As rain and wind lash against the windows, Patricia grows exasperated at the absence of her ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: family relations, family in crisis, parents and children, estrangement, siblings relations, island, introspection, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family problems, hopes, resort ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
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54%
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Tiger Warsaw (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Chuck brought sorrow to his family when he shot his father who is now a semi-invalid. After 15 years of self destruction, he returns home to seek forgiveness.
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, emotional, touching ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, graphic violence, buddies, life is a bitch, going straight, youth, hopes, profanity, addiction, family life, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Hell (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Belgium, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three sisters share a connection to a violent incident from their childhood reunite to for the chance to come to terms with their past.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, non-linear ...
Plot: false accusation, sister sister relationship, haunted by the past, mysterious character, family problems, parents and children, estrangement, family relations, disability, childhood trauma, mother daughter relationship, male female relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Everybody's Fine (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Matteo Scuro is a retired Sicilian bureaucrat, a widower with five children, all of whom live on the mainland and hold responsible jobs. He decides to surprise each with a visit and finds none as he imagined.
Style: clever, sentimental, emotional, tragicomedy, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, bittersweet, nudity (full frontal - brief), golden years, hopes, unfulfillment, family problems, estrangement, homeless, dysfunctional family, on the road, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy, sicily, florence, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: death, parents and children, introspection, self discovery, family problems, family relations, estrangement, lifestyle, hopes, dealing with death, dysfunctional family, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Brand New Life (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, South Korea
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Young Jinhee is taken by her father to an orphanage near Seoul. He leaves her there never to return, and she struggles to come to grips with her fate. Jinhee desperately believes her father will come back for her and take her on a trip. The film is ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: adoption, orphan, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, hopes, nun, youth, family problems, orphanage, child abandonment, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: korea, seoul, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 ⇓
41%
One Day You'll Understand (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man endeavors to collect memories of his grandparents who died in a concentration camp during the Holocaust.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, haunted by the past, death in the family, holocaust, family life, parents and children, family relations, love and romance, against humanity, society, war crime, old photograph ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, europe, france, middle east, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: bleak, gloomy, touching, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, haunted by the past, human nature, isolation, estrangement, kids in trouble, family problems, family relations, misfit, mentally unstable, single parent ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, haunted by the past, introspection, family relations, estrangement, hopes, dysfunctional family, father daughter relationship, revenge, family secret, car accident, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Thursday Till Sunday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: As she and her family embark on a short vacation, a Chilean teenager slowly comes to the realization that her parents might be splitting up.
Style: touching, sentimental, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, bittersweet, parents and children, on the road, family problems, siblings relations, crumbling marriage, protecting from truth, family in crisis, innocence lost, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 ⇓
38%
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.
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: family in crisis, parents and children, family relations, family problems, introspection, memory loss, life turned upside down, accident, school teacher, architect, funeral, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, catalonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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My Son (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Julien and his mum care for each other very much. But Julien has committed a deadly sin: he is growing into a teenager! Worse, he has found himself a girlfriend of his age. "Mummy" is not going to tolerate such an ignominy. Julien is HER ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, tense, gloomy
Plot: incestuous desire, teenage boy, psychological abuse, family relations, puberty, family problems, dysfunctional family, suburban life, youth, teenage life, parents and children, mentally unstable ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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37%
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Byways (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Victor, a father, travels the roads with his teenage son, Felix. For Felix, the trip is a school of life, as his first romantic encounter helps him better understand his father and get closer to him.
Style: road movie, touching, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: on the road, family relations, parents and children, parent child relationship, hopes, single parent, love and romance, son, father son relationship, teenager, teenage boy, single father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Mother (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: This family drama is the sequel to director Henri Verneuil's autobiographical film, Mayrig. It takes place some forty years after the end of the previous film. In the earlier film, a young man has moved with his family to Marseilles from ...
Style: touching, gloomy, contemplative, serious, realistic
Plot: writer's life, love and romance, immigrants, society, family gatherings, lovers reunited, parents and children, hotel, family in crisis, elderly, elderly lovers, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Madame Rosa (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Madame Rosa lives in a sixth-floor walkup in the Pigalle; she's a retired prostitute, Jewish and an Auschwitz survivor, a foster mom to children of other prostitutes. Momo is the oldest and her favorite, an Algerian lad whom she raises as a ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: prostitute, destructive relationship, concentration camp, survival, wartime life, tragic love, redemption, adoption, parents and children, family relations, life is a bitch, aging ...
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Lost Paradise (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Lucie and her father Hugo have grown closer since Lucie's mother left unexpectedly a year prior. When her mother returns, Hugo becomes jealous and angry.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: family relations, parents and children, family problems, unfulfillment, single parent, spouse leaving, haunted by the past, female masturbation, husband wife relationship, family conflict, husband wife conflict, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Mainline (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The uneasy relationship between a mother and daughter is made all the more turbulent by drug abuse in this downbeat drama from Iranian filmmakers Rakhshan Bani-Etemad and Mohsen Abdolvahab
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, redemption, hopes, rehabilitation, family relations, couples, family problems, drug abuse, addiction, parents and children, life is a bitch, lovers apart ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Gideon's Daughter (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Bill Nighy and Miranda Richardson star in a story of grief and celebrity, set in the intense spring and summer of New Labour's election victory and Diana's death. Nighy is a PR guru who has to stop and re-evaluate his world when his ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, gloomy, tense
Plot: relationship vs career, introspection, love affair, election, politics, estrangement, family problems, redemption, family relations, parents and children, summer, love ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotional slice-of-life story. Jones is portrayed here portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero turned author who combats alcoholism and is starting to experience ...
Style: talky, clever, sentimental, realistic, witty ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, friendship, adopted son, adoption, dysfunctional family, world war two, youth, lifestyle, obsession, eccentric family, celebrity culture ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, europe, france, new england, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 183
The Flaxfield (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In a part of Flanders where flax is the main crop, farmer Vermeulen rules his estate like an 'old school' patriarch, stern and authoritarian, nobody else's word is ever taken seriously, just scolded fools, he rather risks being wrong ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: estrangement, farm, family relations, power relations, family in crisis, parents and children, family life, countryside, village life, human nature, dysfunctional family, family problems ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 722
Emile (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a story weaving the past and present together, Emile seeks redemption from the family he abandoned.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, orphan, haunted by the past, homecoming, introspection, hopes, starting over, elderly, betrayal, family problems, human nature, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, europe, england, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Making Plans for Lena (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ever since she broke up with Nigel, Lena soldiers on through life as best she can with her two kids. She valiantly overcomes the obstacles put in her way. But she has yet to confront the worst of them: Her unstoppable family has decided, by any ...
Style: emotional, tense, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family gatherings, divorce, family problems, parents and children, couples, siblings relations, countryside, human nature, love and romance, family relations, florist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, paris france, rome italy, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Yuki & Nina (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When Yuki finds out that her parents are separating and she is moving to Japan with her mother, she and her best friend Nina devise ways to reunite the feuding adults.
Style: sincere, stylized, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, forceful separation, youth, starting over, family problems, breakup, family relations, parents separation, best friends, hopes, parents and children, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%