Movies like Mother 1992

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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: touching, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: writer's life, hotel, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, elderly lovers, elderly, society, family gatherings, immigrants, lovers reunited, family in crisis, genocide, immigration, survivor, diaspora, armenian, family man, armenian genocide
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, ottoman empire

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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: mother, diaspora, armenian genocide, exile, mass murder, harbor, provence, armenian, refugee, genocide
Place: marseille, armenia, france
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95%
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: gloomy, touching, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: elderly lovers, family relations, against humanity, parents and children, love and romance, death in the family, family life, society, haunted by the past, holocaust, old photograph, war crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, europe, germany, france, paris france
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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: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: unfulfillment, love and romance, parents and children, unfulfilled love, family relations, fall in love, haunted by the past, mountain, snow, mother son relationship
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Maddened by His Absence (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After ten years, Jacques comes back to France to handle his father’s succession. He had left France to live in the USA to escape a painful past he shared with Mado, his former wife, who in the meantime built a new life with Stéphane and their 7 ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: death in the family, reunion, starting over, lovers reunited, couple relations, parents and children, dealing with death, family relations, couples, father son relationship, cemetery, little boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: touching, psychological, disturbing, gloomy, biting ...
Plot: taxi driver, racism, life is a bitch, family relations, couple relations, couples, drug abuse, assassination, love and romance, down on your luck, parents and children, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: marseille, france, seaport, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: siblings relations, couple relations, immigrants, parents and children, unfulfillment, suburban life, family relations, love and romance, crumbling marriage, nightshift, interracial relations, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, israel, middle east, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: touching, gloomy, sentimental, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family gatherings, parents and children, life is a bitch, family in crisis, down on your luck, love and romance, family relations, on the run, family problems, youth, family in danger, reunion ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: touching, gloomy, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: life turned upside down, parents and children, family in crisis, memory loss, death in the family, family problems, introspection, urban, youth, family relations, funeral, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: realistic, touching, serious, witty
Plot: elderly, win over, solitude, friendship, society, introspection, obnoxious boss, immigrants, love and romance, power relations, nagging and grouching, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 80
Restless (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: gloomy, touching, realistic, serious
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Sex of the Stars (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: touching, thought provoking, emotional, serious, sincere ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 39
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: ambition, teenage life, society, urban, friendship, hip hop, youth, immigrants, family relations, siblings relations, follow your dream, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: uplifting, touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: friendship, mental illness, elderly, hopes, friends, golden years, starting over, self discovery, drawing, painting, euthanasia, alzheimer's disease
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Nephew (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Twenty years ago, Tony Egan's sister went to America. Nobody ever heard of her again. But now, the message of her death arrives in her town of birth. Only days later, her only son Chad arrives, too. Obviously, his mother took a black husband. ...
Style: touching, gloomy, realistic, atmospheric, sincere ...
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44%
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: serious, sincere, gloomy, touching, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 82 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Dust of Time (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Italy, Germany, Russia, France
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Belleville-Tokyo (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Un couple se dirige vers un train en partance pour Venise. Sur le quai, Julien annonce à Marie qu’il part en rejoindre une autre et s’en va, la laissant seule à Paris, enceinte. Bouleversée, Marie se refuse à être victime de cette ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic
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Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Proprietor (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, talky
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Place: france, usa, new york, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
All Is Forgiven (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, gloomy
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Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s
Place: europe, austria, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, clever, realistic, talky ...
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Place: france, europe, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: serious, sincere, tense, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: impossible love, forbidden love, misfit, society, urban, human nature, religions or cults, family problems, immigrants, love and romance, interracial relations, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 7.7
 4K
Martin (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An emotionally distant father attempts to reconnect with the son he abandoned. After his estranged son (Juan Diego Botto) tries to commit suicide, Argentine expat Martín (Federico Luppi) brings the troubled teen live with him in Spain. But though ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
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Time: 90s
Place: latin america, spain, madrid, argentina, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: terminal illness, suicide, life is a bitch, parents and children, last wish, golden years, unfulfillment, family relations, aging, estrangement, mercy killing, elderly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, europe, switzerland
⇓ 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, captivating, epic, realistic ...
Plot: identity, ocean or sea, golden years, love and romance, village life, elderly lovers, family relations, elderly, deportation, village, alienation
Time: 20th century, 20s
Place: greece, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Autumn Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a school bus driving woman (Tyne Daly) has a heart attack, she makes one request of her three daughters (Ally Sheedy, Marla Sucharetza, Marceline Hugo) - she wants them to find their long lost brother, who was taken away by their father (Jack ...
Style: touching, gloomy, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: estrangement, family in crisis, rise to the top, rich and poor, hopes, dysfunctional family, youth, parents and children, unfulfillment, family relations, siblings relations, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, england, usa, europe, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
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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: gloomy, touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: society, childhood, immigration, down on your luck, life is a bitch, family in crisis, family relations, immigrants, family problems, single parent, misfit, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 382
Nicholas' Gift (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Italy
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: touching, realistic, emotional, serious
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Butterfly Kiss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Billie and Louis have the good fortune of loving each other passionately and of having a family. But then one day terrible news turns their existence and that of their friends' upside down. Marie, a famous actress who is Billie's friend ...
Style: gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: friends, suburban life, life is a bitch, parents and children, couple relations, family relations, best friends, society, introspection, lifestyle, unfulfillment, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%