Movies like The Lighthouse 1998

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The Lighthouse (1998)
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The Lighthouse (1998)
Original name: El faro del sur
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two Argentine sisters, Memé and Aneta, lose their mother in a car crash. Memé, the elder, is also left lame with one badly scarred leg. The orphaned girls go to Uruguay to stay with their aunts. The sisters often bicker, but they are actually very close. Memé flirts but has no luck with boys because of her injury... On their own now, Memé works as a waitress where she gets to know Andy. Returning to Montevideo, they meet Dolores, a friend of their late mother. Memé's affair with a man complicates her relationship with her sister. Then Andy invites the pair to his seaside retreat, a lighthouse.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: family relations, orphan, teenage life, youth, forbidden love, parents and children, love and romance, family life, fall in love, starting over, hopes, family problems, couples, family gatherings, young lovers, death in the family, gender, dealing with death, immigrants, gays and lesbians, siblings relations, eccentric family, family in crisis, marijuana, homosexual ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america, spain, uruguay

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Most similar movies to The Lighthouse

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, family problems, parents and children, love and romance, family in crisis, couples and youth mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Lighthouse: Martin (1997), Common Ground (2002), A Father's Choice (2000), Life According to Muriel (1997), The God of Wood (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Martin (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An emotionally distant father attempts to reconnect with the son he abandoned. After his estranged son (Juan Diego Botto) tries to commit suicide, Argentine expat Martín (Federico Luppi) brings the troubled teen live with him in Spain. But though ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: love and romance, family problems, family relations, couples, parents and children, drug abuse, addiction, couple relations, family in crisis, youth, life is a bitch, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: madrid, spain, europe, argentina, latin america
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Common Ground (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In Buenos Aires, a few days before traveling to Spain with his beloved wife Liliana Rovira to visit their son Pedro, the leftist Literature professor Fernando Robles is compulsory retired in the University, and he concludes that it is impossible to ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, clever, realistic ...
Plot: couples, family relations, destiny, family life, love and romance, family in crisis, family problems, society, parents and children, unemployment, starting over, college ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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A Father's Choice (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The fast-paced city life of two sisters is turned upside down when they are sent to live in the country with their father after their mother is killed.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: teenage life, family life, parents and children, family problems, single parent, youth, love and romance, dysfunctional family, family relations, estrangement, farm, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
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69%
Life According to Muriel (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Muriel and her mother leave their home for good and a freak occurrence leaves them stranded in the country. They beg a woman to let them stay and a shaky friendship develops between the two families.
Style: psychological, touching, gloomy, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: family problems, youth, life is a bitch, love and romance, on the run, family relations, bittersweet, down on your luck, parents and children, family gatherings, family in crisis, reunion ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
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68%
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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) ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, love and romance, gender, fall in love, parents and children, family relations, lifestyle, society, sexuality, misfit, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
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67%
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Sisters (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Brazil, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Argentinian sisters Elena and Natalia, who were separated, meet again in Texas in 1984.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: reunion, love and romance, on the run, prodigy, betrayal, family relations, estrangement, survival, teenage life, couple relations, supportive spouse, mentally unstable ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: argentina, spain, texas
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64%
The Best Day of My Life (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Best Day of My Life is the story of a dysfunctional family as seen through the eyes of young Chiara (Maria Luisa De Crescenzo) who is about to receive her first communion. The family includes matriarch Irene (Virna Lisi) and her three grown up ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, sentimental, sexual ...
Plot: family relations, love and romance, family problems, couples, youth, society, religions or cults, marital discord, gay, siblings relations, gender, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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62%
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Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, family relations, opposites attract, immigrants, friends, love and romance, friendship, culture clash, single parent, youth, family life ...
Time: contemporary
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61%
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Anything You Want (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Leo is immediately set adrift by his new found responsibilities as a single parent, a feeling that is made doubly distressing when Dafne, herself understandably confused and heartbroken by her mother's absence, asks for an ...
Style: uplifting, serious, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, parents and children, family relations, law firm, family problems, death in the family, family in crisis, single father, little girl, death of mother, switching roles, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, madrid
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59%
In the Gloaming (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Danny, dying of Aids, returns home for his last months. Always close to his mother, they share moments of openness that tend to shut out Danny's father and his sister.
Style: sincere, touching, gloomy, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, aids, bereavement, human nature, introspection, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, homecoming, parents and children, family gatherings ...
Time: 90s
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59%
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Alpha Male (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Drama about a family torn apart after the death of its patriarch. Haunted by their father's death, Jack and Elyssa have a fraught relationship with their remarried mother even now they have come of age.
Style: emotional, touching, contemplative, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, reunion, parents and children, dysfunctional family, death in the family, family problems, estrangement, unfulfillment, family gatherings, brother brother relationship, coming of age, family business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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56%
Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Summer 1966. It's time to enjoy the summer holiday, total freedom. Teenage Élise discovers that the sudden departure of her mother completely disrupts the family. Her brother Coco seeks solace in the garage, building a super racing car. Her ...
Style: emotional, touching, disturbing, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, elderly lovers, youth, family life, estrangement, couples, dysfunctional family, lifestyle, love and romance, family problems, bittersweet, journalism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: canada
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51%
Surrender, Dorothy (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When her daughter Sara unexpectedly passes away, Natalie retreats to the summer home where she and Sara used to visit. Time with her best friends and some of Sara's friends help her deal with her loss.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, family problems, homecoming, dysfunctional family, tragic love, best friends, parents and children, haunted by the past, couples, starting over, single parent, orphan ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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50%
Burn the Bridges (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Eugenia is a former pop singer who is bedridden and dying of cancer. She is cared for by her daughter, Helena, who dreams of traveling the world and wishes she could be a glamorous pop star like her mother was. Helena’s younger brother ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sexual ...
Plot: brother sister incest, incest, nun, isolation, forbidden love, parents and children, terminal illness, love and romance, family relations, siblings relations, teenage life, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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49%
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Absence (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A daily, familiar, sexual and emotional drama. Based on the character Serginho, the plot is based around various aspects of this "no longer a boy, not yet a man". We follow his day to day: the recently acquired role of man of the house, ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, bleak
Plot: dysfunctional family, teenage life, youth, child as adult, family problems, family relations, parents and children, coming of age, teachers and students, power relations, siblings relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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47%
What Girls Learn (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two teenage girls must come to terms with their stepfather when their mother is struck by illness.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: teenage girl, single mother, stepfather, family relations, teenage life, teenage love, youth, romance, couples, family problems, estrangement, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: georgia, usa, new york
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47%
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Wild Iris (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman and her teenage son move back in with her mother to work together in the family bridal business.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couples, hopes, romance, unlikely couple, dysfunctional family, parents and children, teenage life, single parent, love and romance, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: contemporary
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47%
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Silent Heart (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The prestigious Danish filmmaker Bille August, winner of an Academy Award and two Palme d'Or in Cannes, returns with a highly personal drama. Three generations of a family gather over a weekend. The sisters Sanne and Heidi have accepted their ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, life is a bitch, family life, family problems, couples, couple relations, siblings relations, family gatherings, parents and children, euthanasia, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
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45%
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Red Doors (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Wongs struggle to cope with life, love, and family dysfunction in the suburbs of New York.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family life, dysfunctional family, family problems, human nature, parents and children, culture clash, youth, single parent, suburbs, family in crisis, family relations, prank ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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45%
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Spin (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: "Spin" tells the story of a boy who loses his parents in a plane crash, is taken in by his uncle (Tucci), who then leaves him for ten years in the care of his Hispanic ranch hand (Blades) and his wife (Delany). Once in high school, Eddie ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, haunted by the past, introspection, teenage life, self discovery, society, youth, family problems, friends, orphan, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: 50s
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45%
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Dummy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A coming of age drama about two young brothers whose lives are thrown into turmoil when their mother dies suddenly, leaving them to fend for themselves. While Danny loses himself in music, sex and drugs, his younger brother Jack transforms a life ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, gloomy, humorous
Plot: teenage life, youth, family in crisis, family problems, kids in trouble, family relations, death in the family, brother brother relationship, coming of age, death of mother, dealing with death, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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44%
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Passover Fever (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Part funny part sad movie about a family Passover dinner.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, twins, haunted by the past, eccentric family, family life, couples, eating disorder, family problems, death in the family, parents and children, family gatherings, nanny ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: israel
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43%
Walking on Water (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Friends and family gather around the death bed of Gavin, where they assist in the dying man's suicide. But though Gavin's pain has been laid to rest, the grief felt by everyone there has only begun, and Walking on Water compassionately ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: infidelity, youth, love and romance, family problems, couples, tragic love, introspection, dysfunctional family, death in the family, young lovers, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
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41%
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Rolling Family (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, Spain, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A wedding invite from an estranged sibiling inspires a grandmother to assemble her family and embark on a roadtrip in a broken down caravan.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: family relations, family life, parents and children, on the road, siblings relations, family problems, human nature, family in crisis, gender, love and romance, golden years, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, brazil, latin america
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41%
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A Perfect Son (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A man's terminal illness reunites him with his estranged brother.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, life is a bitch, drug abuse, unfulfillment, death in the family, haunted by the past, family in crisis, brother brother relationship, family relations, estrangement, death of father, gay ...
Time: 90s
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40%
Privates Lives (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Carmen Uranga is a 42 year-old woman who after 20 years jurisdiction of her native country (Argentina), she returns to solve a family problem related with the inheritance that her sick father wants to leave him. Their return trip results in the ...
Style: psychological, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: mother son incest, older woman younger man relationship, introspection, love affair, rehabilitation, sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, couples, sexual dysfunction, gender, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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40%
The House of Bernarda Alba (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After the death of her husband Bernarda Alba puts her daughters under a rigurous mourning which does not even allow them to leave the house.
Style: bleak, touching, emotional, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: parents and children, obsession, death in the family, family in crisis, love and romance, dealing with death, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, family relations, illicit affair, jealousy ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe
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40%
Christmas at Maxwell's (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A successful American family retreat to their summer home on the banks of Lake Erie to find meaning in life, illness, loss, and change this Christmas. With a successful career in the wine business, and two amazing children, what more can a family ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: human spirit, family life, love and romance, miraculous event, homecoming, road not taken, parents and children, couples, family problems, hopes, life is a bitch, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
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39%
Of Boys and Men (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Robert Townsend stars as the patriarch of a family devastated when his wife is killed in a senseless auto accident. Reeling with grief, each family member must find courage and vision to carry on, ultimately eager to do the mother proud.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: family relations, family life, family in crisis, parents and children, youth, car accident, accidental death, death of wife, grief, society, love, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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39%
The Third Side of the River (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tensions rise when a doctor (Daniel Veronese) pressures his teenage son to follow in his footsteps.
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, serious, tense
Plot: coming of age, family problems, parents and children, family relations, dysfunctional family, teenage life, under the surface, small town, father son relationship, double life, social relations, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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38%