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Personal Belongings (2006)
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Personal Belongings (2006)
Original name: Efectos personales
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young Doctor Ana lives alone because she couldn't bear to leave Cuba when her family sailed away on a raft to the US. Ernesto lives in his car with his belongings in a small case, traveling from embassy to embassy trying to fulfill his dream of leaving Cuba. These Star-crossed lovers long to be together, they are pulled apart by different dreams rooted in different countries. In his directorial debut, Alejandro Brugués offers his personal view on the insistently revisited theme in Cuban art and literature - emigration and the laceration that it implies.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: car, couple relations, impossible love, love and romance, fall in love, starting over, hopes, love affair, society, couples, immigrants, introspection, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, romance, shower, male nudity
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cuba, latin america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about love and romance, couples, unfulfillment, fall in love, society, hopes and couple relations mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Personal Belongings: Labour of Love (2014), Lost in Time (2003), The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005), Same Same But Different (2009), The Off Hours (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Labour of Love (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Set in the crumbling environs of Calcutta, Labour of Love is a lyrical unfolding of two ordinary lives suspended in the duress of a spiralling recession.
Style: sincere, serious, atmospheric, touching, realistic
Plot: romance, couple relations, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, love and romance, couples, working class, urban, introspection, society, solitude
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
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95%
 7.3
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Lost in Time (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sui Wai lost her fiance Ah Man in a car accident. With the obligations of life sitting heavy on her shoulders, she lives on only to find herself confiding in her beloved through a phone call. Dai Fai. a mini-bus driver who witnessed Ah Man's ...
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90%
The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
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76%
Same Same But Different (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Benjamin Prufer and Sreykeo Solvan. The unexpected and uncertain love story of Sreykeo, a 21 year old bar girl in Phnom Penh and Ben, a young German student traveling to Cambodia on a post graduation summer trip. When Ben ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cambodia, germany, asia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 6.0
 364
The Off Hours (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: You're awake when everyone else is asleep. You're standing still as traffic is whipping by at 70mph. You see dusk and dawn everyday because they happen on your way to a time clock and then to a bed. Your off hours are spent trying to ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, atmospheric, gloomy
Plot: small town, unfulfillment, hopes, love and romance, working class, dull life, love affair, introspection, society, fall in love, waitress, truck driver
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
In Between Days (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, South Korea, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A Korean immigrant falls in love with her best friend while navigating her way through the challenges of living in a new country.
Style: gloomy, sentimental, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: teenage life, friendship, coming of age, youth, love and romance, friends, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, immigrants, society, misfit
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Hope (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, serious
Plot: immigrants, hopes, love and romance, danger, fall in love, society, starting over, rescue, survival, desert, on the road
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nigeria
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56%
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 313
Cet amour-l? (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cet Amour-là is an intimate portrait of a legendary love affair. Set against the beauty of the Breton seaside, it is also a film that revels in the insights that Marguerite Duras' writing affords.
Style: gloomy, sentimental, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: wartime life, love and romance, hopes, human nature, lifestyle, introspection, alcohol abuse, fall in love, couples, love affair, romance, life is a bitch ...
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Place: france, europe
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55%
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 6.5
 535
A Useful Life (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Uruguay, Spain
Duration: 67 min.
Story: A movie-theater employee adjusts to a new life after the cinema he worked at for over 25 years is forced to shut down.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, uplifting, sentimental
Plot: starting over, introspection, optimism, theater, looking for love, self discovery, hopes, love and romance, cinema
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: uruguay, latin america
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54%
 5.6
 176
Istanbul (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Netherlands, Ireland, Turkey
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Housewife Katalin Munk (Johanna ter Steege) has her world torn apart when her lecturer husband János (Andor Lukáts) arrives home to tell her that he’s leaving her for a younger student of his. Katalin falls into a state of shock and wanders ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.9
 189
Sofie (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 146 min.
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Plot: religions or cults, couples, dishonesty, family problems, fall in love, society, introspection, infidelity, dysfunctional family, hopes, crumbling marriage, love and romance ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
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Style: clever, realistic, sexual, touching, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
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52%
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 678
Cafe Setareh (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Style: realistic, sentimental, gloomy, touching, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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49%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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40%
 7.7
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39%
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Country: France
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38%
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Genre: Drama
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Story: No overview found.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Strangers (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 80 min.
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36%
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Five Senses of Eros (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Genre: Drama
Country: France, Algeria
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Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
 3K
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
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Audience: girls' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
An Autumn Afternoon (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
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Style: serious, sentimental, gloomy, touching, realistic
Plot: family gatherings, redemption, eccentric family, fall in love, love affair, family life, couples, family problems, buddies, human nature, single parent, midlife crisis ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 3K
Me Too (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Daniel - a recent university graduate with Down's Syndrome - falls in love on his first day at work in the Department of Social Services. Laura is an outsider who spends her nights in the city's crowded clubs and singles' bars, ...
Style: captivating, sincere, serious, touching, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Absent Season (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When love has to compete with artistic inspiration and memories from a sheltering past come to take the artist to imaginary worlds that exist deep in his mind. This is the story of young Adrian, pianist and composer, in love with his sister and ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, sentimental, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: cause and meaning, unfulfilled love, love and romance, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, forbidden love, lifestyle, romance, family relations, unfulfillment, musician's life, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Peter and Vandy (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Flashbacks and flash-forwards illustrate the rise and fall of a love affair between two New Yorkers.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: date night
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31%