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When We Leave (2010)
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When We Leave (2010)
Original name: Die Fremde
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Umay is a young woman of Turkish descent, fighting for an independent and self-determined life in Germany against the resistance of her family. Her struggle initiates a dynamic, which results in a life-threatening situation.
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: abusive father, marital rape, self discovery, against the rules, family problems, society, family tradition, german, family relations, life is a bitch, conservative, immigrants, new life, muslim, parents and children, destructive relationship, rebellion, family values, hopes, punishment, couples, arranged marriage, family reunited, redemption, reconciliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, turkey, europe, berlin germany, istanbul turkey

Most similar movies to When We Leave

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and touching films with plots about family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems, hopes, society and dysfunctional family mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like When We Leave: Pandora's Box (2008), Heaven on Earth (2008), Homesick (2015), Faith (2010), Mainline (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ⇓
95%
Heaven on Earth (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Chand arrives in Brampton, Ontario to meet her new husband, she leaves behind a loving family and supportive community. Now, in a new country, she finds herself living in a modest suburban home with seven other people and two part-time tenants. ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, serious, captivating, surreal ...
Plot: immigrants, self discovery, destructive relationship, dysfunctional family, couple relations, couples, family relations, hopes, society, family problems, redemption, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, canada, asia, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 5.6
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Homesick (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Charlotte, 27, meets her brother Henrik, 35, for the first time as an adult, it becomes an encounter without boundaries, between two people who don't know what a normal family is. How does sibling love manifest itself if you have never ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: brother sister incest, brother sister relationship, brother sister sex, incestuous relationship, incest, incestuous sex, incestuous desire, couples, self discovery, life turned upside down, family relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, oslo norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 6.2
 372
Faith (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The fates of three German-born Muslims in Berlin collide as they struggle to find their place between faith and modern life in contemporary western society, caught at a crossroads where alluring liberated lifestyles conflict with deeply-rooted ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: haunted by the past, introspection, self discovery, against the rules, family relations, rebellion, love and romance, youth, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, forbidden love, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 777
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 ⇓
69%
My Father My Lord (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 72 min.
Story: "My Father My Lord" is an intimate and deeply disturbing story of the conflict between a father's love and his deep devotion to religion. A respected Orthodox Rabbi dotes on his only son but his religious strictures leave an emotional ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, hopes, society, life is a bitch, clergy, religions or cults, rabbi, family tradition, family problems, family relations, parents and children, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Angus Buchan's Ordinary People (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The plot follows the individual journeys of three ordinary South African men in the build up to their attendance of the 2010 Mighty Men Conference, where their lives are forever changed by God's message for them.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, emotional, christian film
Plot: self discovery, human spirit, redemption, family problems, hopes, society, friendship, down on your luck, life is a bitch, guru, religions or cults, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.3
 870
Phantom Pain (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marc is a passionate cyclist and urban slacker who avoids work and responsibility. Marc's life changes from one moment to the next when he suffers a life-changing accident. He can either wallow in self-pity or tackle the beast called life with ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: cyclist, disability, couple relations, life is a bitch, hopes, redemption, human spirit, misfit, family relations, human nature, parents and children, new love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 36
Red Leaves (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An Ethiopian immigrant, sets out on a journey through his children's homes after losing his wife. Coming to know some of life's harsh new realities, he tries to survive in his own way.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: family relations, society, family problems, golden years, elderly, parents and children, immigrants, dysfunctional family, jewish
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 ⇓
49%
The Last Sin Eater (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In seeking her own redemption from the one man of whom she is most afraid, 10-year-old Cadi Forbes discovers a secret sin haunting her community of Welsh immigrants in 1850s Appalachia.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, family problems, hopes, parents and children, death in the family, society, religion, dark secret, imaginary friend, girl, sin, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.9
 757
Yasmin (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In England, the Pakistanis Yasmin lives two lives in two different worlds: in her community, she wears Muslin clothes, cooks for her father and brother and has the traditional behavior of a Muslin woman. Further, she has a non-consumed marriage with ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: family relations, immigrants, social differences, false accusation, culture clash, parents and children, terrorism, society, life is a bitch, religions or cults, injustice, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: pakistan, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
 718
Blessed (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Seven lost children wander the night streets while their mothers await their return home.
Style: touching, sincere, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: missing child, juvenile delinquency, self discovery, teenage life, rebellion, family relations, family problems, youth, parents and children, rebelliousness, dysfunctional family, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.1
 843
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Day I Was Not Born (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Argentina
Duration: 94 min.
Story: During a stopover in Buenos Aires on her way to Chile, 31-year-old Maria recognizes a nursery rhyme. Maria doesn't speak a work of Spanish, but without understanding what she is singing, she remembers the Spanish lyrics. Disturbed and thrown ...
Style: psychological, realistic, captivating, contemplative, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, self discovery, parents and children, haunted by the past, protecting from truth, adoption, family relations, uncover truth, life is a bitch, hopes, society, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
 221
Here and There (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Pedro returns home to a small mountain village in Guerrero, Mexico after years of working in the US. He finds his daughters older, and more distant than he imagined. His wife still has the same smile. Having saved some earnings from two trips to the ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychological
Plot: family relations, hopes, society, immigrants, parents and children, life is a bitch, getting home, music band, worker, countryside, poverty, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.4
 3K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Matching Jack (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman struggles with her son's illness and her husband's infidelity, but, after a chance encounter with an Irish sailor and his son, her life is turned upside down in a love story that defies explanation and breaks all the rules.
Style: uplifting, sincere, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: infidelity, bittersweet, hopes, friendship, parents and children, dishonesty, family relations, terminal illness, couples, family in crisis, life is a bitch, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 6.7
 2K
Our Life (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Claudio works on a site in the suburbs of Rome. He is madly in love with his wife who is pregnant with their third child. However, a dramatic event comes to upset this simple and happy life. In a rage for life, Claudio energetically fights against ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: working class, life is a bitch, society, lifestyle, family problems, family in crisis, parents and children, family relations, husband wife relationship, wife husband relationship, desperation, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Shirley Adams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shirley Adams spends her days caring for her disabled son, Donovan - he was shot in the back of the neck on his way home from school one afternoon over a year ago. Since then the Adams family has lost all their worldly possessions to medical bills. ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, human spirit, parents and children, introspection, single parent, life is a bitch, hopes, family relations, family problems, social decay, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 ⇓
39%
 6.6
 648
Little Soldier (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A soldier returning from war is hired by her own father to drive his prostitutes around town. She calls upon herself to help one of them.
Style: sincere, atmospheric, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, haunted by the past, friendship, life is a bitch, family problems, injustice, military, hopes, family relations, parents and children, human spirit, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Something Like Happiness (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Over the course of a year, in a small town scarred and beaten down by industrialization, Tonda and Monika, friends since childhood, come to experience what life might be like if they could be with one another – which they seemingly can't. Or ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, single parent, eccentric family, life is a bitch, love and romance, working class, friendship, couples, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Home Sweet Home (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The wife and son of an unemployed, foul-tempered man suffer under ever-worsening domestic violence. One day while his father is taking a nap, the young son decides to take matters into his own hands. In a panic, the wife and son both believe the man ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: abusive father, domestic violence, family in crisis, family relations, disability, family problems, parents and children, couple relations, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, domestic disturbance, unsupportive spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 769
Everyday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This film charts the relationship between a man imprisoned for drug smuggling and his wife and is being shot over the course of five years, a few weeks at a time.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: parents and children, confined, life is a bitch, family relations, couples, hopes, prison, husband wife relationship, drug smuggling, society, prison life, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Stopped on Track (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Frank and Simone have fulfilled a dream and live with their two children in a row house in the suburbs. They are a happy couple, until the day Frank is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The family is suddenly confronted with death.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, emotional, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, family life, unfulfillment, suburbs, hospital, family in crisis, family problems, life is a bitch, dealing with death, pubic hair, sickness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 266
Choco (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young woman raising alone her children while her husband gets drunk but when she breaks free nothing will be the same
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, gloomy
Plot: family relations, optimism, unemployment, parents and children, society, hopes, family problems, village, husband wife relationship, loss of job, strong female presence, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 342
About Sunny (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: life is a bitch, moral dilemma, working class, parents and children, society, family problems, down on your luck, single mother, poverty, single parent, urban, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Pavee Lackeen: The Traveller Girl (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An intimate portrait of a resilient and spirited young girl and her proud and dignified family, who are part of Ireland's "traveller" community.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, parents and children, culture clash, realism, family relations, social misfits, youth, misfit, society, single mother, resilience, discrimination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Fireflies in the Garden (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The semi-autobiographical story centers on the complexities of love and commitment in a family torn apart when faced by an unexpected tragedy.
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, family in crisis, family relations, family problems, unsupportive parent, dysfunctional family, parents and children, college graduate, rap, rules and policies, punishment, graduation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%