Movies like I've Loved You So Long

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I've Loved You So Long (2008)
 7.6
 19K
I've Loved You So Long (2008)
Original name: Il y a longtemps que je t'aime
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A woman struggles to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, captivating, psychological, sincere, heartbreaking, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: redemption, prison, physician, release from prison, campfire, nightclub, doctor, death, job seeking, loss of son, ex convict, starting over, sibling relationship, siblings relations, reunion, estrangement, family relations, family life, hopes, parole officer, guilt, social worker, family reunited, reconciliation, loss of child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe

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Most similar movies to I've Loved You So Long

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, hopes, family problems, death, life is a bitch, parents and children and redemption mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like I've Loved You So Long: Before the Winter Chill (2013), The Keys to the House (2004), Life as a House (2001), The Son's Room (2001), Rabbit Hole (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Before the Winter Chill (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Luxembourg
Duration: 103 min.
Story: They are the perfect French haute bourgeois couple: Paul is a respected surgeon and Lucie cooks and gardens exquisitely. But now, in the autumn of his life, Paul can’t resist the lure of an ambiguous and dangerous relationship with a mysterious ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: therapist, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, sickness, hospital, mysterious character, crumbling marriage, intrigue, couple relations, infidelity, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Keys to the House (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Meeting his handicapped son for the first time, a young father attempts to forge a relationship with the teenager.
Style: serious, psychological, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: human nature, hospital, redemption, parents and children, estrangement, hopes, family relations, self discovery, haunted by the past, disability, misfit, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, germany, italy, norway, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Life as a House (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.
Style: gothic, sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, midlife crisis, cancer, divorce, house, haunted by the past, architect, reconciliation, marijuana, dying, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.4
 16K
The Son's Room (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A psychoanalyst and his family go through profound emotional trauma when their son dies in a scuba diving accident.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: psychoanalysis, loss of son, regret, dealing with death, redemption, therapist, marriage crisis, sadness, parents and children, death in the family, family in crisis, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 7.0
 44K
Rabbit Hole (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident.
Style: emotional, talky, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: loss of child, death in the family, marriage, family problems, crumbling marriage, estrangement, memory, therapy, crying, toy, parking lot, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: introspection, terminal illness, butterfly, suburbs, society, unfulfillment, best friends, couple relations, parents and children, suburban life, life is a bitch, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.5
 6K
Bee Season (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 11-year-old Eliza is the invisible element of her family unit: her parents are both consumed with work and her brother is wrapped up in his own adolescent life. Eliza ignites not only a spark that makes her visible but one that sets into motion a ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, redemption, translator, parents and children, coming of age, hopes, love and romance, society, youth, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, oakland california, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.0
 1K
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: serious, atmospheric, surreal, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: surfing, going straight, redemption, parents and children, family in crisis, estrangement, hopes, family problems, family relations, dealing with death, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, geneva switzerland, tahiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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 ⇓
50%
Like Dandelion Dust (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A compelling drama that explores the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty, realistic lives of a struggling family, and a privileged family. Their lives intersect, intertwine and collide, all for the love of a little boy. This film ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: adoption, parents and children, custody, small town, family in crisis, family life, hopes, family relations, legal action, starting over, life turned upside down, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.7
 256
Silent Voice (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An elderly woman wants to meet her son’s murderer. A sixteen-year-old girl who has crossed paths with a young hoodlum needs an adult to accompany her to the prison visiting room. A young medical supplies delivery man is offered a deal to take the ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating
Plot: prison, criminal heroes, redemption, confined, hopes, switching roles, teenage love, haunted by the past, prison life, crimes, love and romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.4
 632
In Your Hands (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Stockholm Syndrome. Feelings arise between a young kidnapper and his victim, a woman surgeon. He seeks revenge for a medical accident that prevents him from living peacefully and decides to kidnapp the woman he holds responsible. When the latter ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: dangerous attraction, fall in love, danger, romance, life is a bitch, vengeance, sexual abuse, love and romance, couples, grudge, imprisonment, police
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.6
 913
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: serious, realistic
Plot: prison, release from prison, redemption, infidelity, pregnancy, single parent, going straight, child abuse, love affair, parents and children, death in the family, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 1960s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.8
 8K
Poetry (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Grandmother Mi Ja works part-time as a caretaker, and struggles to raise a teen grandson by herself. Despite her tough situation, she speaks softly, dresses fashionably, and approaches the world with child-like curiosity. Enrolling in a poetry ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: poetry, loneliness, teenage rape, old woman, bridge, suicide, aging, elderly, golden years, human nature, introspection, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.2
 359
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 ⇓
40%
 7.5
 111K
Still Alice (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested.
Style: touching, heartbreaking, emotional, psychological, sad ...
Plot: memory loss, alzheimer's disease, columbia university, supportive spouse, mother daughter relationship, life turned upside down, unfulfillment, relationships, family drama, family bonds, terminal illness, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.6
 35K
Boy A (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story of a young ex-con Jack, newly released from serving a prison sentence for a murder he committed as a child.
Style: psychological, realistic, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, rape, juvenile delinquency, going straight, starting over, childhood, coming of age, murder, crimes, friendship, tragic hero, child abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, manchester, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 928
Villa Amalia (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ann leaves Thomas and everything else behind when she catches him kissing another woman. With her music and help from Georges, she begins a journey to find herself.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: starting over, redemption, self discovery, island, hopes, musician's life, friendship, friends, separation, sea, train station, cheating boyfriend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, france, paris france, naples italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Since Otar Left (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Georgia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The one joy in the lives of a mother and daughter comes from the regular letters sent to them from Paris from the family's adored son, Otar. When the daughter finds out that Otar has died suddenly, she tries to conceal the truth from her ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: death, dysfunctional family, family, dealing with death, parents and children, immigrants, family in crisis, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, golden years, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, tbilisi, russia, georgia (former ussr) ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 172
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: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: coming out, deportation, gays and lesbians, golden years, dealing with death, introspection, death in the family, family in crisis, haunted by the past, gender, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Shipping News (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An emotionally-beaten man with his young daughter moves to his ancestral home in Newfoundland to reclaim his life.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: redemption, adultery, small town, starting over, island, kidnapping, reporter, isolation, survival, incest, single parent, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, atlantic ocean, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Kite Runner (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 128 min.
Story: After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble.
Style: emotional, realistic, sincere, epic, serious ...
Plot: muslim, betrayal, sin, haunted by the past, friendship, redemption, escapades, childhood, courage, taliban, guilt, rape ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: afghanistan, middle east, california, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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
Plot: parents and children, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, redemption, addiction, teenage life, estrangement, hopes, unfulfillment, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: europe, austria, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 6.5
 356
Louise Wimmer (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The middle-aged titular heroine (Masiero) of this bare-bones, Dardenne-esque debut has certainly fallen on hard times: Living between her car and a storage shed, working a part-time job as a hotel chambermaid, and trying against all odds to obtain ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: starting over, human spirit, down on your luck, hopes, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, optimism, disorder, female full frontal nudity, sex, dog, shower ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Canada, France, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 118 min.
Story: One day, driving aimlessly around the outskirts of town after a trivial domestic quarrel, a writer named Tomas accidentally hits and kills a child. Will he be able to move on?
Style: serious, psychological, gloomy, realistic, touching ...
Plot: redemption, dealing with death, haunted by the past, introspection, life is a bitch, marijuana, drug abuse, farm, being followed, winter, telephone conversation, flower ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 2K
Hadewijch (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A troubled young woman is thrown out of a convent and forms a relationship with a radical Muslim.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: convent, human nature, friendship, religions or cults, hopes, society, youth, clergy, self discovery, monastery, terrorism, explosion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, middle east, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Father of My Children (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Gregoire Canvel has everything a man could want: a wife he loves, three delightful children and his dream job - he is a film producer. Discovering talented filmmakers and developing films that fit his conception of the cinema, free and true to life, ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: filmmaking, jazz, family in crisis, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, couple relations, family life, showbiz, life is a bitch, dinner ...
Place: europe, france, sweden, paris france, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Cries & Whispers (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: As Agnes slowly dies of cancer, her sisters are so deeply immersed in their own psychic pains that they can't offer her the support she needs. Maria is wracked with guilt at her husband's suicide, caused by his discovery of her ...
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, touching, psychological ...
Plot: maid, terminal illness, estate, human nature, cancer, family problems, family relations, family life, life is a bitch, society, unfulfillment, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: sincere, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: funeral, death, mafia, terrorism, dealing with death, introspection, farm, siblings relations, death in the family, family relations, self discovery, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, germany, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Declaration of War (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Roméo and Juliette are two young actors. They fall in love at first sight, move in together and make a baby. A love story and the founding of a home like millions of others. Except that their little boy, Adam, behaves abnormally. The young parents ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: child illness, terminal illness, hospital, parents and children, hopes, couples, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, babies and infants, crumbling marriage, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, marseille, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%