Movies like Friends 1993

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Friends (1993)
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Friends (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, South Africa
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three female friends, in the end of the eighties, share a house in Johannesburg, South Africa. Each of them has her own way to live the apartheid. Thoko is a black teacher, she practices non-violent passive resistance. The afrikaner Aninka takes refuge in archaeology not to see the reality. Sophie is a white militant, putting bombs in public places... Each of them respect the other two's ideas, but one of Sophie's bombs will change everything.
Plot: female director, sex, prison, dancing, fight, terrorist, student, teacher, wedding, police, passion, friendship, violence, death, female nudity, politics, family relations, male female relationship, court, children, archaeologist, terrorism, courtroom, dream, singing ...
Time: year 1990, year 1985, year 1989
Place: south africa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about drinking, drinking alcohol, crying, family relations, cigarette smoking, death and mother son relationship mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Friends: Mediterranea (2015), Three Brothers (1981), Secrets of the Heart (1997), Split Second (1999), The Deputy and the Congressman (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mediterranea (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, USA, Germany, Qatar
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ayiva recently left his home in Burkina Faso in search of a way to provide for his sister and his daughter. He takes advantage of his position in an illegal smuggling operation to get himself and his best friend Abas off of the continent. Ayiva ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, captivating, rough ...
Plot: smuggling, illegal immigration, interracial relations, friendship, promise, father daughter relationship, drunkenness, mother daughter relationship, storytelling, job seeking, family relations, bloody face ...
Place: italy, africa, libya, algeria, mediterranean sea
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Three Brothers (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a farmhouse in southern Italy, an old woman dies. Her husband summons their sons: from Rome, Raffaele, a judge facing a political case for which he risks assassination; from Naples, the religious and ideological Rocco, a counselor at a ...
Style: gloomy, touching, emotional, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, hopes, funeral, death, mafia, terrorism, family gatherings, parents and children, siblings relations, introspection, self discovery, death in the family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, southern italy, germany, rome italy ...
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66%
Secrets of the Heart (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Javi and his friend Carlos visit an old house on the outskirts of a small Spanish village. According to his brother Juan this is a haunted house and one can hear the voices of the dead. Later he is intrigued with a room which is always closed (the ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, emotional
Plot: friendship, village, family relations, social relations, coming of age, ghost, dealing with death, love and romance, youth, parents and children, village life, family life ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, spain
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63%
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Split Second (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Story: A split-second decision made in a fit of rage drives attorney and family man Michael Anderson to desperate measures.The stressed-out lawyer hits his melting point one fateful day, when he runs away from the consequences of his actions.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: hit and run, deadly, legal action, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, mental illness, vengeance, workplace situations, vigilantism, underwear, food ...
Time: 90s
Place: edinburgh scotland
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The Deputy and the Congressman (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Madrid, Roberto Orbea is a member of the Spanish communist party. He is married to Carmen, and he has been elected as Deputy in the first democratic elections in Spain. But his enemies, the fascist, know his double life. Roberto likes boys, and they ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: politics, male prostitute, love triangle, murder, vandalism, militant, blackmail, hospital, infidelity, hustler, hidden camera, one night stand ...
Time: 70s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, venice
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Angel Blue (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dennis (Sam Bottoms) is a handsome, successful and well-liked civic leader who lives in his hometown with his lovely wife (Lisa Eichhorn) and their new baby. When Enrique Vasquez (Marco Rodriguez) and his striking teen daughter Angela (Yeniffer ...
Plot: coach, drinking, adultery, bar, gymnast, bank, extramarital affair, pervert, parking lot, telephone call, neighbor, friend ...
Place: california
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52%
Alexandria... Why? (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt, Algeria
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set against the panoramic backdrop of war-torn Egypt, director Youssef Chahine tells a highly personal tale of love and determination. Amid the poverty, death and suffering caused by World War II, 18 year-old Yehia, retreats into a private world of ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: world war two, friendship, youth, black market, couples, orchestral, bittersweet, anti war, love affair, political unrest, social differences, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, mediterranean sea, palestine ...
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51%
Ladybird Ladybird (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maggie has had four children, by four different fathers, removed by social services because of a previous violent relationship. When she meets Jorge, a gentle Latin American refugee, she gradually sees her chance for happiness, but her history still ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, biting, suspense, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, social worker, family relations, children, love, working class, fighting the system, immigrants, dysfunctional family, down on your luck, family life, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, london, paraguay, liverpool, california
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50%
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 7.1
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White Oleander (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.
Style: emotional, disturbing, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, teenage life, women's prison, bad mother, coming of age, family relations, murder, crimes, parents and children, fall in love, custody, kids in trouble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, mexico, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Journey to the Sun (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Netherlands, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mehmet, a young Turkish man newly migrated from the village Tire, takes a job searching for water leaks below the surface of the streets of Istanbul. Due to a strange set of events, he is mistaken for a Kurd, imprisoned, and brutally beaten. Upon ...
Style: touching, emotional, biting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, injustice, friendship, racism, discrimination, self discovery, false accusation, culture clash, city life, village life, society, social misfits ...
Time: 90s
Place: turkey, germany, iraq, istanbul turkey, kurdistan
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Butterfly in Grey (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Dao returns home and finds her fiance in bed with another woman. She shoots them dead on the spot. She is sentenced to 10 years in prison. She gets out eventually and stays with a friend who runs an escort service and learns that women are even ...
Plot: prison guard, son, murder, prison, funeral, violence, death, women's prison, female nudity, blood, flashback, nudity (full frontal - brief)
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47%
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Butterfly (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film centres on Moncho and his coming-of-age experience in Galicia in 1936. Moncho develops a close relationship with his teacher Don Gregorio who introduces the boy to different things in the world. While the story centres on Moncho's ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, touching, compassionate ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, spanish civil war, teacher, family relations, countryside, latin, civil war, fascism, patriotism, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: spain, europe, catalonia, usa, madrid ...
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47%
How Harry Became a Tree (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, UK, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: his drama is set in rural Ireland. Believing that "a man is measured by his enemies", Harry Maloney ('Colm Meany' ) sets out to ruin George O'Flaherty - the most powerful man in town, who not only owns the local pub and most ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, dark humor
Plot: family relations, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, social relations, village life, husband wife relationship, feud, revenge, village, pub, shotgun, cave ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: ireland, europe
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Peppermint Candy (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the spring of 1999, a group of old friends gather to celebrate their 20 year reunion. Among the group is Yeong-ho, a cold, unhappy man, whose demeanor puts a damper on the festivities. The seriousness of Yeong-ho"s depression becomes ...
Style: bleak, psychological, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: reunion, suicide, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, destiny, politics, regret, interrogation, martial law, loneliness, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s, year 1980, year 1984, year 1998, year 1994 ...
Place: south korea
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Last Orders (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jack Dodd was a London butcher who enjoyed a pint with his mates for over 50 years. When he died, he died as he lived, with a smile on his face watching a horse race on which he had bet, with borrowed money. But before he died he had a final ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, talky, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, last wish, death, memory, family relations, war veteran, partners, parents and children, self discovery, friends, friendship between men, male friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
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A World Apart (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Zimbabwe
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A White enclave in Johannesburg, South Africa, in the 1960s. Molly Roth, 13 years old, is the daughter of leftist parents, and she must piece together what's happening around her when her father disappears one night, barely evading arrest, and, ...
Style: bleak, emotional, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: political unrest, interracial relations, family relations, injustice, pursuit, mother daughter relationship, johannesburg south africa, apartheid, life is a bitch, journalism, social relations, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: south africa, africa
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43%
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Mouchette (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Robert Bresson plumbs great reservoirs of feelings with one of the most searing portraits of human desperation ever put on film.
Style: bleak, emotional, disturbing, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, alcohol abuse, family relations, drowning, police officer, suicide, humiliation, alibi, poacher, coming of age, innocence lost, village life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, tokyo, paris france, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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After the Rain (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Steph, an Afrikaner, struggles with his past and heritage in the new South Africa. When his girlfriend befriends a black South African man called Vusisizwe trouble brews.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: soldier, love triangle, friendship, couples, friends, romance, love and romance, society, rehearsal, drinking, courtroom, court ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s, 70s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Chronicle of a Boy Alone (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The story of a delinquent eleven-year-old orphan in fascist Argentina.
Style: neorealism
Plot: adolescence, orphan, fascism, freedom, escape, male rape, hopes, physical abuse, psychological abuse, alone, family abandonment, poverty ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: buenos aires argentina
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41%
12 and Holding (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three pre-adolescents with virginal and eager-of-signals naivety, hit headlong against monstrous and inhospitable loneliness, in the incandescent fire among the ashes of their own inocence.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, adoption, family relations, loss of son, vengeance, family problems, coming of age, accidental killing, teenager, family in crisis, parents and children, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
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41%
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Ratcatcher (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: James Gillespie is 12 years old. The world he knew is changing. Haunted by a secret, he has become a stranger in his own family. He is drawn to the canal where he creates a world of his own. He finds an awkward tenderness with Margaret Anne, a ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, atmospheric, stylized, rough ...
Plot: drowning, family relations, neighbor, canal, mouse, coming of age, dysfunctional family, working class, teasing, family problems, kids in trouble, realism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland
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38%
Children of Love (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shows us a weekend in the life of a family torn by disputes and disappointments.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: family relations, custody, starting over, dysfunctional family, family life, family problems, couples, youth, single parent, love and romance, child custody, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brussels, belgium, europe, brussels belgium
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37%
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Wild Reeds (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As the Algerian War draws to a close, a teenager with a girlfriend starts feeling homosexual urges for two of his classmates: a country boy, and a French-Algerian intellectual.
Style: realistic, contemplative, sentimental, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, gay, male homosexuality, love triangle, friendship, coming out, politics, boarding school, gay teenager, gay interest, gays and lesbians, bittersweet ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: france, algeria, europe, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Nine Lives (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.
Style: touching, serious, sincere, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, abortion, family relations, dysfunctional family, couples, love affair, human nature, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Promised Land (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 179 min.
Story: The Polish film based on the book of the same name by Wladyslaw Reymont. Taking place in the nineteenth century town of Łódź, Poland, three friends want to make a lot of money by building and investing in a textile factory. An exceptional ...
Style: biting, serious, realistic, epic, suspense
Plot: factory, friendship, infidelity, politics, factory worker, fire, adultery, revenge, brutality, capitalist, arsonist, capitalism ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: poland, europe, hamburg germany, vienna, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Niklashausen Journey (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Can a small group of people start a proletarian revolution, asks the "Black Monk" in a leather jacket. The medieval shepherd, Hans Boehm, claims to have been called by the Virgin Mary to create a revolt against the church and the ...
Plot: preacher, death, resistance, echo, drinking, tribe, civil war, catholic church, song, preaching, hymn, drink ...
Time: 15th century
Place: paris france, germany, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
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Liam (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A morality tale of xenophobia, religious prejudice, mob violence, poverty, and their effect on two children in Liverpool during the Depression. When a shipyard closes, Liam and Teresa's dad loses his job. Liam, who's about 8, making his ...
Style: touching, bleak, sincere, emotional, depressing ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, domestic violence, sin, anti semitism, life is a bitch, society, youth, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems, fascism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, ireland, liverpool, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Loss of Sexual Innocence (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the sexual development of a filmmaker through three stages of his life.
Style: sexual, non-linear, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: loss of virginity, innocence lost, elderly lovers, forbidden love, family relations, twins, vengeance, couples, youth, downfall, coming of age, love and romance ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, stone age
Place: africa, tunisia, kenya, london, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Intruder (2004)
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: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, serious, surreal ...
Plot: haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, heart transplant, redemption, parents and children, terminal illness, going straight, estrangement, family relations, family problems, transplant, black market ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, tahiti, geneva switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
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Leo (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young mother is plagued by a tragic mistake and alienates her little boy. A brilliant writer is released from prison after serving a 15-year sentence and begins working at Vic's Diner. Their stories converge when the man must overcome ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, captivating
Plot: infidelity, release from prison, prison, going straight, redemption, life is a bitch, family problems, love affair, prison life, confined, husband wife relationship, diner ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 1960s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%