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I've Loved You So Long
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, touching, psychological, serious, captivating, sincere, heartbreaking, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: redemption, prison, guilt, love, terminal illness, hospital, starting over, sisters, adoption, murder, family bonds, secrets, relationships, divorce, french, siblings relations, reunion, loneliness, estrangement, solitude, life & death, life philosophy, character study, beautiful scenery, storytelling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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The Edge of Heaven
Drama
Germany, Turkey, Italy
122 min.
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Secrets & Lies
Drama
France, UK
136 min.
 8.0
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, serious and talky films with plots about mentor, storytelling, culture clash, family relations, dialogue, dysfunctional family and depression mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like I've Loved You So Long: Life as a House (2001), The Son's Room (2001), The Edge of Heaven (2007), Rabbit Hole (2010), Tully (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Life as a House
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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.
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Time: contemporary
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The Son's Room
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: death, guilt, obsession, dealing with death, storytelling, tragedy, pornography, redemption, hospital, family drama, psychiatrist, relationships ...
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Place: italy, europe
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The Edge of Heaven
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Turkey, Italy
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Nejat seems disapproving about his widower father Ali's choice of prostitute Yeter for a live-in girlfriend. But he grows fond of her when he discovers she sends money home to Turkey for her daughter's university studies. Yeter's ...
Style: touching, realistic, intellectual, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: prison, german, immigrants, destiny, death, tragedy, parents and children, funeral, loneliness, complex characters, relationships, family bonds ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, turkey, hamburg germany, istanbul turkey
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Tully
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Story: Tully Jr. and Earl live on their father's Nebraska ranch, proud and independent to a fault. While the shy, reclusive Earl spends his free time watching movies, the cockier Tully works his way through a succession of short-term affairs and an ...
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Genre: Drama
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Story: Based on the Henry James novella, the story frames on 7-year-old Maisie, caught in a custody battle between her mother – a rock and roll icon – and her father. What Maisie Knew is an evocative portrayal of the chaos of adult life seen entirely ...
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Secrets & Lies
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Country: France, UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A middle-aged London factory worker is shocked when the mixed-race daughter she gave up at birth decides to track her down. At first she denies she is her mother. All family members become emotional, as everyone's secrets are exposed.
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Plot: adoption, working class, dysfunctional family, loneliness, realism, secrets, parents and children, parenthood, family drama, race issues, secret, social differences ...
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Broken Wings
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.
Style: emotional, talky, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, death, depression, children, single parent, family drama, mother daughter relationship, hospital, human nature, family bonds, runaway, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
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    User:   73%
 
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotional slice-of-life story. Jones is portrayed here portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero turned author who combats alcoholism and is starting to experience ...
Style: talky, clever, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, adoption, dysfunctional family, friendship, culture clash, father daughter relationship, relationships, family drama, single parent, family, writer's life, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: europe, france, tokyo, paris france
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Since Otar Left
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, harsh ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, death, family, immigrants, dealing with death, mother daughter relationship, hospital, parents and children, pornography, french, solitude, women ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, russia, georgia (former ussr), east germany ...
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Marvin's Room
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A leukemia patient attempts to end a 20-year feud with her sister to get her bone marrow.
Style: emotional, touching, talky, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, dysfunctional family, reunion, siblings relations, sisters, gangsters, family, family drama, family problems, hospital, eccentricity ...
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Place: florida, ohio, usa
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Bee Season
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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: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, redemption, spelling bee, judaism, religion, jewish, parents and children, family drama, god, book, family ...
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The Namesake
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Story: American-born Gogol, the son of Indian immigrants, wants to fit in among his fellow New Yorkers, despite his family's unwillingness to let go of their traditional ways.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, serious, captivating ...
Plot: culture clash, immigrants, coming of age, childhood, marriage, interracial romance, parents and children, indians, death, bollywood, suburbs, storytelling ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A Midwestern husband and father announces his plan to have a sex change operation.
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Plot: small town, family life, transsexual, marriage, relationships, life philosophy, cross dressing, couple relations, adultery, parents and children, pornography, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
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Place: illinois, usa, new jersey
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After the Wedding
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, UK, Norway
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A manager of an orphanage in India is sent to Copenhagen, Denmark, where he discovers a life-altering family secret.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, heartbreaking ...
Plot: wedding, idealism, marriage, family, terminal illness, father daughter relationship, life turned upside down, adultery, death, hotel, infidelity, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, copenhagen, india, copenhagen denmark
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Like Father, Like Son
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. He learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth. He must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: childhood, children, father son relationship, lawyer, parents and children, relationships, family bonds, hospital, life turned upside down, mentor, family drama, kids and family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Last Orders
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jack Dodd was a London butcher who enjoyed a pint with his mates for over 50 years. When he died, he died as he lived, with a smile on his face watching a horse race on which he had bet, with borrowed money. But before he died he had a final ...
Style: talky, realistic, sentimental, touching, clever ...
Plot: friendship, death, life, drinking, friends, road trip, on the road, buddies, unlikely friendships, adultery, life & death, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1989
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Grace Is Gone
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Upon hearing his wife was killed in the Iraq war, a father takes his two daughters on a road trip.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: iraq war, death, road trip, military, father daughter relationship, on the road, parents and children, family drama, gulf war, courage, family, war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, iraq, minnesota, usa, middle east
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The Boys Are Back
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When the wife of sports-writer Joe Warr dies of cancer, he takes on the responsibility of raising their 6-year-old son, and his teenage son from a previous marriage. As Joe rejects the counsel of his mother-in-law and other parents, he develops his ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, emotional, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, single father, parenthood, coming of age, single parent, cancer, family drama, parents and children, father son relationship, death, adolescence vs adulthood, storytelling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, australia, europe, tokyo
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Things We Lost in the Fire
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, childhood, drugs, death, drugs/alcohol, interracial romance, drug addiction, funeral, depression, redemption, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Time Out
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 134 min.
Story: An unemployed man finds his life sinking more and more into trouble as he hides his situation from his family and friends.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: down on your luck, unemployment, workplace, loneliness, solitude, existentialism, dishonesty, countryside, character study, isolation, greed, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, switzerland, france, tokyo
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Before the Winter Chill
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: femme fatale, dangerous attraction, mysterious character, crumbling marriage, intrigue, couple relations, therapist, infidelity, danger, dishonesty, rivalry, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france
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August: Osage County
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
Style: emotional, dark humor, talky, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, drug addiction, cancer, addiction, mother daughter relationship, funeral, drugs, divorce, adultery, marriage, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa, midwest, california
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Nine Lives
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, melancholic, reflective ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, pregnancy, dysfunctional family, drinking, hospital, human nature, relationships, death, multiple storylines, storytelling, couple relations, solitude ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
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The Inheritance
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young Danish man, Christoffer, lives a life of joy and happiness with his wife Maria in Stockholm. When his father dies his mother insists that Christoffer take over management of the family industry which is in danger of bankruptcy. He is torn ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, meditative, biting ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, marriage, crumbling marriage, drinking, capitalism, family drama, parents and children, hotel, infidelity, restaurant, swedish ...
Time: contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, sweden, stockholm sweden, southern france ...
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A Sunday in the Country
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In France, before WWI. As every Sunday, an old painter living in the country is visited by his son Gonzague, coming with his wife and his three children. Then his daugther Irene arrives. She is always in a hurry, she lives alone and does not come so ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, reflective, melancholic ...
Plot: aging, father daughter relationship, art, dance, relationships, loneliness, parents and children, secrets, culture clash, countryside, beautiful scenery, family ...
Time: 1910s
Place: france, europe, tokyo
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All About My Mother
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A single mother in Madrid sees her only son die on his birthday as he runs to seek an actress' autograph. Beside herself with grief, she returns to Barcelona to tell the boy's father about the death of the son he never knew he had.
Style: emotional, stylized, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: redemption, friendship, drug abuse, lesbian, aids, transvestism, father daughter relationship, drug addiction, hospital, death, prostitute, birthday ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: spain, barcelona, madrid, barcelona spain
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The Dreamlife of Angels
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In Lille, two penniless young women with few prospects become friends. Isa moves in with Marie, who's flat-sitting for a mother and child in hospital in comas following a car crash. Isa is out-going, unskilled, with hopes of moving south to ...
Style: talky, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, obsession, working class, depression, hospital, coma, unlikely friendships, loneliness, relationships, pornography, workplace ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, flanders
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In America
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Irish immigrant family adjusts to life in the United States, a chance to get over the lost son. They have no money and the apartment is in bad condition.
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Plot: immigrants, irish, redemption, childhood, death, hospital, children, dealing with death, storytelling, tragedy, life & death, family ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 2000s
Place: new york, ireland, usa, manhattan new york city
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