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Mother (1992)
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Mother (1992)
Original name: 588 Rue Paradis
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: This family drama is the sequel to director Henri Verneuil's autobiographical film, Mayrig. It takes place some forty years after the end of the previous film. In the earlier film, a young man has moved with his family to Marseilles from Armenia and is adapting to his new country to the best of his ability. This tends to put him in conflict with his traditional Armenian family. Nonetheless, they are all hardworking and loving. Now, forty years later, the lead character has changed his name to Pierre Zakar, because it is easier for the French to pronounce and relate to. He has also become a very successful playwright.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: elderly lovers, parents and children, hotel, family gatherings, family in crisis, lovers reunited, love and romance, family relations, immigrants, writer's life, elderly, society, genocide, immigration, survivor, diaspora, armenian, armenian genocide, family man
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, ottoman empire

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and gloomy films with plots about family relations, parents and children, love and romance, family problems, couples, unfulfillment and youth mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Mother: One Day You'll Understand (2008), The Town Is Quiet (2000), When the Night (2011), Little Jerusalem (2005), Dream and Silence (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mother (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Henri Verneuil was born Achod Malakian of Armenian parentage on October 15, 1920, in Rodosto, Turkey, and his family fled to France and settled in Marseilles when he was a young child. He later recounted his childhood experience in the novel Mayrig, ...
Plot: genocide, mother, harbor, provence, armenian, armenian genocide, diaspora, mass murder, exile, refugee
Place: armenia, marseille, france
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One Day You'll Understand (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man endeavors to collect memories of his grandparents who died in a concentration camp during the Holocaust.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: elderly lovers, parents and children, family life, haunted by the past, family relations, death in the family, holocaust, against humanity, love and romance, society, war crime, trial ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, france, germany, middle east, paris france
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The Town Is Quiet (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A dark tale of working-class life in Marseilles, a city in crisis. Interesting characters include a hard-bitten but compassionate fish market worker with a drug addicted daughter and a moody bartender with a shocking secret life.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: racism, taxi driver, parents and children, addiction, factory, drug abuse, society, couples, life is a bitch, immigrants, assassination, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: marseille, europe, france, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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When the Night (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After meeting during their vacation, two young people with solitary lives suddenly come into a relationship that could benefit both of them.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: unfulfilled love, love and romance, unfulfillment, fall in love, parents and children, haunted by the past, family relations, mountain, snow, mother son relationship
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: immigrants, opposites attract, self discovery, interracial relations, siblings relations, suburbs, love and romance, society, youth, couples, family relations, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, israel, middle east, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Dream and Silence (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Oriol and Yolanda live in Paris with their two daughters. During a vacation they suffer a car accident that will change their lives.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, touching
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Maddened by His Absence (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: parents and children, family in crisis, family problems, family relations, on the run, down on your luck, family gatherings, family in danger, reunion, life is a bitch, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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I Forgot to Tell You (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marie is a young woman with a troubled past. Her passion is painting, but she never had any formal training. Living in the South of France, she takes whatever work she can get to make ends meet. Then she befriends the elderly painter Jaume and he ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, uplifting
Plot: friendship, elderly, friends, golden years, starting over, self discovery, mental illness, hopes, painting, alzheimer's disease, euthanasia, drawing
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Restless (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Maurice (Michel Piccoli) is a composer, and a longtime member of the resistance. By chance, he shares a house with his teenager granddaughter. Claire, at 17, is eager to experience all sorts of things and the sooner the better, and rebels against ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, gloomy
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
All Is Forgiven (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Victor lives in Vienna with Annette, his beautiful Austrian wife and their daughter Pamela. It’s spring. Fleeing his work, Victor spends his days outside: he plays with Pamela, pays a visit to Annette’s parents, loiters in the park with the drug ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Those Who Remain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: hospital, terminal illness, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family relations, supportive spouse, parents and children, cigarette smoking, death, bus, bathtub, loss of wife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Sex of the Stars (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Every child who has lost a parent early in life (whether due to death or the separations of divorce or for any other reason) longs to see that parent again. Many have kept up a running dialogue in their heads of things they would say to them if they ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: transsexual, coming of age, parents and children, transvestism, gender, family relations, gays and lesbians, human nature, estrangement, society, unfulfillment, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Lady in Paris (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Estonia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Anne leaves Estonia to come to Paris as a caretaker for Frida, an elderly Estonian lady who emigrated to France long ago. Anne soon realizes that she is not wanted. All Frida wants from life is the attention of Stéphane, her younger former lover. ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, witty
Plot: elderly, golden years, boss and employee, loneliness, emigration, power relations, immigrants, obnoxious boss, introspection, friendship, unfulfilled love, love and romance ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Belleville-Tokyo (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 72 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Spain
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, emotional ...
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The Nephew (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Martin (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 123 min.
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Style: serious, touching, realistic
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Time: 90s
Place: argentina, europe, madrid, latin america, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, hip hop, hopes, society, urban, music, youth, friends, immigrants, follow your dream, siblings relations, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Few Hours of Spring (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Forty-eight-year-old Alain Evrard is obliged to return home to live with his mother. This situation causes all the violence of their past relationship to rise to the surface. Alain then discovers that his mother has a fatal illness. In the last ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, touching
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, europe, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Bad Girl (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, touching
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Nicholas' Gift (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fact based drama about an American couple on vacation in Italy in 1994 with their two children who are attacked and shot by highway bandits. Shortly they discover that their son is brain dead. The parents are then faced with the hard decision to ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: crumbling marriage, dealing with death, parents and children, death in the family, family in crisis, terminal illness, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, transplant, organ donation ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Elisa (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Marie has had a tough childhood ever since her mother Elisa committed suicide. She has spent most of her life in an orphanage and now makes a living as a small time criminal in Paris. Now she wants to unravel her past and find her father whom she ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: innocence lost, on the road, redemption, parents and children, dysfunctional family, estrangement, dishonesty, family problems, mentally unstable, track down, vengeance, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 184
The Proprietor (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An expatriated French novelist (Jeanne Moreau) returns to Paris when she learns that her childhood home is being placed on the auction block. What she doesn't count on is that she has to confront many old issues dating back to her childhood and ...
Style: serious, talky, realistic
Plot: immigrants, human nature, self discovery, couple relations, parents and children, racism, family life, society, family relations, writer's life, homecoming, dull life ...
Place: europe, france, usa, new york, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.0
 83
The Bird (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: estrangement, bird, kiss, beach, food, restaurant, cigarette smoking
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, serious, realistic
Plot: elderly lovers, single parent, farm, parents and children, dysfunctional family, teenage life, estrangement, family life, family problems, family relations, custody, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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In Mom's Head (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lulu's mother is depressed and has been as far back as she can remember, Lulu is determined to discover the truth behind her listlessness.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: parents and children, love and romance, countryside, unfulfillment, youth, family relations, coming of age, obsessive quest, unfulfilled love, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Dust of Time (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Italy, Germany, Russia, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A, an American film director of Greek ancestry, is making a film that tells his story and the story of his parents. It is a tale that unfolds in Italy, Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan, Canada and the USA. The main character is Eleni, who is claimed and ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, epic, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: introspection, couple relations, love affair, love triangle, parents and children, lovers reunited, political unrest, filmmaking, hopes, love and romance, society, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: asia, canada, europe, germany, kazakhstan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Waiting for the Clouds (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Greece
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ayse/Eleni who is a member of a Greek family in Turkey is forced to immigrate from Trabzon to Mersin in her early ages. However, the events that happen cause her to face her own past.
Style: emotional, serious, epic, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: elderly lovers, village life, village, golden years, elderly, ocean or sea, love and romance, family relations, deportation, identity, alienation
Time: 20s, 20th century
Place: greece, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Secret of the Grain (2007)
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 ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, clever ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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35%