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The Dancer and the Thief (2009)
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The Dancer and the Thief (2009)
Original name: El baile de la victoria
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Present day. Chile. Legendary bank robber Vergara Grey is getting out of prison after 5 long years and is looking forward to a quiet, uneventful life together with his wife and son whom oddly he hasn't heard from in years. But soon his resolve is tested when he meets 19 year old Angel a young thief who insists the two join up to score the biggest heist of all time. Though tempted, he resists until he finds out that his beloved wife has gone off with a millionaire and his son wants to change his last name. Then Victoria, a graceful and mysteriously mute dancer living in a conservatory, steps into the picture. She captivates Vergara and Angel, as well as all others that cross her path, drastically changing their lives.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, gloomy
Plot: vengeance, life is a bitch, fall in love, couples, crimes, romance, love and romance, human nature, criminal heroes, going straight, unlikely couple, heist, career criminal, crime, mute or deaf, rivalry, down on your luck, hotel, caper, theft, dancer, safecracker, mute, horse riding, planning ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chile, latin america, santiago chile, andes mountains

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, fall in love, family relations, life is a bitch and society mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Dancer and the Thief: In Your Hands (2010), Your Next Life (2004), Lost in Time (2003), Same Same But Different (2009), Lullaby for Pi (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, tense, realistic, emotional
Plot: vengeance, dangerous attraction, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, romance, danger, couples, grudge, fall in love, imprisonment, police, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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95%
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Your Next Life (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A fight over the calf of a prize milk cow in the close-knit and traditional Pas Valley of Cantabria leaves a cantankerous dairy farmer dead and another fearful of arrest. He and his daughter Val conspire to keep the cause of death quiet, but ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: murder, farm, couples, rivalry, romance, love and romance, fall in love, forbidden love, countryside, family relations, siblings relations, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
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91%
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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 ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: starting over, love affair, fall in love, hopes, romance, love and romance, workplace, coping, couples, bittersweet, workplace romance, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
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68%
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 ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: love affair, unlikely couple, hopes, interracial relations, fall in love, culture clash, couples, life is a bitch, social differences, youth, society, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cambodia, asia, europe, germany
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64%
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Lullaby for Pi (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A washed-up musician befriends a reclusive artist with an unusual name.
Style: humorous, realistic, serious, touching, sexy ...
Plot: unlikely couple, lifestyle, friendship, love and romance, social misfits, fall in love, human nature, private detective, infidelity, opposites attract, estrangement, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
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62%
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Crystal River (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story is of a married woman who, grieving her inability to have children, finds comfort and healing in her friendship with another man. It's about discovering grace in darkness and the unexpected places we find healing.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: human nature, friendship, family problems, couples, mysterious character, romance, love and romance, crumbling marriage, infidelity, friends, female director, bathing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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60%
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Oasis (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Oasis is a love story of two young people abandoned by families. A young man released from prison visits the widow of the man he killed drunk-driving. There he meets her daughter, wheelchair bound with cerebral palsy. Will these two lost people find ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: romance, love affair, unlikely couple, starting over, opposites attract, haunted by the past, friendship, parents and children, society, love and romance, life is a bitch, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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59%
 5.7
 108
God's Sandbox (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A successful author, Liz, searches for her daughter, Rachel, in the Sinai Desert. There she meets a Bedouin storyteller who relays the unusual love story of a Western tourist and the son of a Bedouin Sheik named Najim. Their relationship is torn ...
Style: emotional, touching, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, haunted by the past, culture clash, on the run, unlikely couple, danger, obsessive quest, single parent, fall in love, missing child, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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56%
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Tale of Cinema (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, South Korea
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In Seoul, the paths of two men and one woman intersect and move apart from one another, centering around their love for cinema. A suicidal student meets a young woman who decides to follow him in his fatal gesture. Coming out of a cinema, Tongsu, an ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, stylized, gloomy
Plot: couple relations, human nature, fall in love, unfulfillment, love and romance, private vs public, unsuccessful, couples, down on your luck, university, film within a film, party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, seoul, korea
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56%
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Raja (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Raja is a nineteen year old orphan literally and figuratively scarred by life. Fred is an emotionally bankrupt westerner living amid his plush gardens and palm trees. Set against the backdrop of contemporary Marrakech, Raja is a cross-cultural drama ...
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: opposites attract, unlikely couple, fall in love, social differences, couples, youth, orphan, romance, society, love and romance, unfulfilled love, rich and poor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
We Were the Mulvaneys (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Based on the novel by the same name, We Were the Mulvaneys is a sensitive portrayal of one family's journey as they face conflict, fear, tragedy and ultimately, themselves.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, bleak ...
Plot: family life, family relations, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, love and romance, family in crisis, alcohol abuse, loneliness, brother brother relationship, fear, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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55%
 6.7
 84
In Your Wake (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An estranged father returns with plans to open a bar with the son who still harbors resentment towards him.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, psychological, bleak
Plot: parents and children, vengeance, human nature, crimes, criminal heroes, heist, heist gone wrong, family relations, father son relationship, bar, money problems, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
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55%
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Boutique (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A clothing store worker (Jahan) meets a poor girl named Eti. Jahan tries to help the girl and solve her problems, but…
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: lifestyle, friendship, bittersweet, love and romance, downfall, couples, designer, life is a bitch, store, youth, friends, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
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54%
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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: emotional, psychological, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: soldier, lifestyle, love and romance, hopes, couples, family relations, fall in love, couple relations, wartime life, destiny, artists and showbiz, writer's life ...
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Under the Protection of Ka'Bah (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 121 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, fall in love, rich and poor, social differences, parents and children, teenage life, youth, romance, society, love and romance, religions or cults, islam
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Place: indonesia
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 100 min.
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Audience: girls' night
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The Goalkeeper (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, touching, sexual, sexy
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47%
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April Snow (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man and a woman meet in the hospital after their respective partners are involved in a car accident and learn that they've been having an affair.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: unlikely couple, infidelity, love affair, human nature, solace, couples, dishonesty, romance, adultery, car accident, coma, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Once Upon a Time in Rio (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Situated just above the awe-inspiring Ipanema beach in Rio is the Cantagalo slum. Every day, floods of Cantagalo residents make their way down the mountain, only to disappear into their surroundings as part of the invisible working-class that cleans ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: love, forbidden love, parents and children, social differences, love and romance, romance, couples, family relations, rich and poor, fall in love, life is a bitch, gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro
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46%
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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 ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: life turned upside down, love affair, self discovery, romance, family relations, breakup, family problems, couples, love and romance, fall in love, parents and children, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: budapest, istanbul turkey, budapest hungary, turkey
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46%
Personal Belongings (2006)
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 ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: love affair, impossible love, love and romance, society, hopes, immigrants, fall in love, couple relations, introspection, romance, couples, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, latin america
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45%
Daniel's Daughter (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a woman learns that her father has passed away, she must confront the past (and the town) she left behind.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, psychological, realistic
Plot: self discovery, fall in love, romance, haunted by the past, death in the family, family relations, love and romance, small town life, last wish, homecoming, social relations, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, massachusetts
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43%
 5.6
 393
Insecure (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Chérif, struggling to pass the entrance exam for nursing school, takes on a side job as a security guard. On duty there, he faces off with a group of hostile teenagers who constantly harass him, and gradually ends up an accomplice to a robbery gone ...
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, tense ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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42%
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 6.2
 195
Amnesty (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Albania, Greece, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Amnesty is a 2011 Albanian movie directed by Buyar Alimani. It’s a story about two people who meet up in jail when they come for monthly visits of their spouses. They fall in love after becoming witnesses to a wedding in jail but relationship has ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: prison, infidelity, forbidden love, love affair, couples, pardon, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, dishonesty, legislation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: albania, europe
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41%
 6.2
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The Event (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An intense relationship drama that takes the form of a mystery, The Event centers around a series of unexplained deaths that occur among the gay community in New York's fashionable Chelsea district. Nick, a district attorney investigating the ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, lgbt, investigation, gays and lesbians, terminal illness, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, human nature, gender, couple relations, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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41%
 7.0
 2K
Jasmine (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Lamington Road on Bombay's Western Railway is the nearest railway station that takes one to Kamathipura, notorious for it's red-light, in particular, and a crime-prone area in general.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: love and romance, couples, opposites attract, one night, prostitute, rainy night, hiding place, romance, aids, rain, police, night ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 4K
On the Edge (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On the Edge is about suicidal patients discovering their true selves while going through therapy in a treatment center.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, talky, sincere ...
Plot: mental institution, mentally unstable, human nature, friendship, haunted by the past, fall in love, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, love and romance, romance, youth, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The High Cost of Living (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of a young, pregnant woman whose world falls apart when she loses her child in a hit and run accident. As her life unravels, Nathalie finds an unlikely protector in Henry, a down and out guardian angel who has followed her thread. But ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pregnant woman, hopes, pregnancy, fall in love, redemption, family problems, life turned upside down, disorder, family relations, romance, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Personal Effects (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Walter is a rising star in the NCAA wrestling world until his life is ripped apart by the brutal murder of his sister. Returning home to console his mother Gloria he seeks vengeance on the man who is accused of the crime. A chance meeting with a ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, touching, depressing
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, couple relations, romance, haunted by the past, petty job, vengeance, support group, wrestling, depression, tragedy, friendship, wrestler ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
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Milan (2004)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Loving husband Lino is on a mission: His wife, who works as a domestic in Milan, is missing and he's determined to find her. To do so, he enters Italy illegally and takes cover as one of the hundreds of Filipino migrant workers wh make their ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: fall in love, missing person, couple relations, dangerous attraction, infidelity, romance, love and romance, couples, society, female director, overseas worker, naivete
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, the philippines, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%