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The Secret of the Grain (2007)
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The Secret of the Grain (2007)
Original name: La Graine et le Mulet
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 151 min.
Story: At the port of Sète, Mr. Slimani, a tired 60-year-old, drags himself toward a shipyard job that has become more and more difficult to cope with as the years go by. He is a divorced father who forces himself to stay close to his family despite the schisms and tensions that are easily sparked off and that financial difficulties make even more intense. He is going through a delicate period in his life and, recently, everything seems to make him feel useless: a failure. He wants to escape from it all and set up his own restaurant. However, it appears to be an unreachable dream given his meager, irregular salary that is not anywhere near enough to supply what he needs to realize his ambition. But he can still dream and talk about it with his family in particular. A family that gradually gives its support to this project, which comes to symbolize the means to a better life. Thanks to its ingeniousness and hard work, this dream soon becomes a reality...or almost...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, clever, contemplative, talky
Plot: cooking, working class, business venture, immigrants, family life, follow your dream, hopes, family problems, family relations, social differences, ex husband ex wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, belly dancing, misfit, cooking and food, parents and children, realism, society, unsuccessful, estrangement, seaport, family in crisis, bittersweet, restaurant, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about family relations, family problems, society, hopes, parents and children, family in crisis and life is a bitch mostly in Drama and Family genres. Some movies like The Secret of the Grain: Max & Lenny (2014), A Better Life (2011), Terraferma (2011), Our Life (2010), Hold Back (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Max & Lenny (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Max and Lenny is the story of a friendship between two girls fighting for survival in a northern area of Marseille.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: teenage life, ambition, follow your dream, friendship, society, youth, family relations, hip hop, hopes, music, strong female presence, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
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A Better Life (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Yann, a cook, and Nadia, a waitress and mother of 9-year-old child, decide to risk everything on the purchase of a restaurant. With plenty of talent, energy, love and dreams, but no finance of their own, they find themselves forced into a jungle of ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, sincere, realistic
Plot: starting over, life turned upside down, family relations, family in crisis, family problems, disorder, single parent, down on your luck, couple relations, hopes, restaurant, poverty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, montreal quebec canada, paris france, ontario canada ...
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Terraferma (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Sicilian family deals with the arrival of a group of immigrants on their island.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, tense, realistic
Plot: tourist, family problems, family relations, rules and policies, family life, moral dilemma, society, misfit, ocean or sea, family in crisis, ocean, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, sicily, southern italy, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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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, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: life is a bitch, working class, family in crisis, parents and children, family problems, lifestyle, society, wife husband relationship, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, desperation, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Hold Back (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Paris, today. Dorcy, a young black Christian, wants to marry Sabrina, a young North African. It what would be a simple matter if it weren't for the fact that Sabrina has 40 brothers and that this easygoing wedding has crystallized a taboo ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative, tense ...
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, forbidden love, immigrants, love and romance, human nature, impossible love, family in crisis, society, family problems, unfulfillment, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Bilal's Stand (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like Bílal is about to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Audience: student film
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, family business, self discovery, follow your dream, society, hopes, family problems, parents and children, human spirit, family life, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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A Family (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ditte owns a gallery, has a loving boyfriend and her dream job in New York is within reach. But Ditte is also the youngest generation of the famous bakery dynasty, Rheinwald, and when her beloved, but dominating father comes down with a serious ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, sincere
Plot: family business, parents and children, workplace, couples, follow your dream, hopes, couple relations, family problems, cooking and food, family relations, father daughter relationship, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, usa, new york, europe, scandinavia
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Inheritance (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Palestinian family living in the north of Galilee gathers to celebrate the wedding of one of their daughters, as war rages between Israel and Lebanon. Internal conflicts explode between the family - secrets are revealed and lies are unmasked. The ...
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, forbidden love, family problems, life is a bitch, love and romance, family gatherings, wartime life, human nature, family life, bittersweet, family in crisis, village ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Little Jerusalem (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orthodox Jewish teen living with her family in France attempts to balance her religious upbringing with her increasingly complex view of the outside world.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: opposites attract, culture clash, self discovery, infidelity, social differences, couples, family problems, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, society, love and romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, israel, europe, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Anonymes (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Tunisia, Switzerland, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A teenager unwittingly reveals a terrible family secret to her new neighbors.
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Plot: coming of age, teenage life, family life, parents and children, siblings relations, self discovery, introspection, family relations, hopes, mother daughter relationship, society, youth ...
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80%
 6.6
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Orphan (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, France, Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Chilean family deals with the new values in a quickly changing world.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: social differences, society, hopes, family relations, family problems, parents and children, introspection, human spirit, family life, village, family in crisis, poverty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 79
Marussia (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France, Russia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In cities like Paris there are countless people from Eastern Europe who have forsaken their homelands because they can see no future there. Lucia and her little daughter Marussia are two such people. They have been thrown out by the Russian ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy
Plot: society, childhood, immigration, family relations, family problems, family, family in crisis, life is a bitch, single parent, poverty, mother daughter relationship, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.7
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Family Tree (2010)
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: sincere, touching, psychological, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, deportation, coming out, haunted by the past, introspection, aging, hopes, family problems, gender, elderly, death in the family, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, family problems, estrangement, hopes, investigation, parents and children, haunted by the past, midlife crisis, redemption, aging, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
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Little Lion (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mitri is 15 years old and lives in a village in Senegal. Like all the youngsters of his age, he plays football, dreaming of the Barcelona and Chelsea Football Clubs. When an agent sees him, Mitri believes in his luck. But, in order to go chasing ...
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, psychological, serious
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, africa, europe, paris france
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Stopped on Track (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
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Northless (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain
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Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious
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The Snows of Kilimanjaro (2011)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 107 min.
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Style: realistic, tense, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Everyday People (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The closing of a local restaurant concerns a number of employees who've dedicated their lives to the eatery
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Paper Covers Rock (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: emotional, touching, sincere, psychological, gloomy ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Children of Invention (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two young children living illegally in a model apartment outside Boston are left to fend for themselves when their hardworking mother disappears
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Yasmin (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching
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Place: england, pakistan
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66%
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Suzanne (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story of a destiny. Suzanne's and her family's. The ties that bind them, keep them together, and the love she pursues... to the point of leaving everything behind.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, bleak
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⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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All Is Forgiven (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Hidden Love (2007)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 100 min.
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Style: psychological, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Bad Girl (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, serious ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: sincere, realistic, touching, serious, 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: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, death in the family, family in crisis, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Between Us (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Abruptly abandoned by her husband in a country completely foreign to her, Colombian native Mariana (Paola Mendoza) struggles to take care of herself and her two young children on the unforgiving streets of New York City. Sebastian Villada, Laura ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: homelessness, starting over, human spirit, hopes, family problems, life is a bitch, society, single parent, american dream, working class, family relations, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Goodbye Gary Cooper (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Au milieu de nulle part, une cité ouvrière vidée de sa population depuis quelques années déjà. Pourtant, certains habitants ont décidé d'y rester, plus par choix que par nécessité, parce que c'est là qu'ils sont nés et ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, emotional
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Place: france, europe, south of france
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