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The Banishment (2007)
Original name: Изгнание
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A trip to the pastoral countryside reveals a dark, sinister reality for a family from the city.
Style: serious, emotional, melancholic, bleak, surreal, captivating, realistic, gloomy, biblical, enigmatic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, death, pregnancy, abortion, crumbling marriage, russian, countryside, family bonds, relationships, misunderstanding, family drama, adultery, betrayal, brothers, family, innocence lost, siblings relations, urban, family problems, family relations, city life, riddles and clues, psychopath, life is a bitch, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, czech republic, russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, bleak and gloomy films with plots about family problems, dysfunctional family, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, death and depression mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Banishment: August: Osage County (2013), Broken Wings (2002), Nil by Mouth (1997), Cries & Whispers (1972), Making Plans for Lena (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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August: Osage County (2013)
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, funeral, drug addiction, death in the family, family secret, poet, humiliation, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, siblings relations, mental disorders ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa, midwest, california
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 7.5
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Broken Wings (2002)
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, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coma, single parent, human nature, basketball, bereavement, parents and children, siblings relations, death in the family, family in crisis, haunted by the past, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
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81%
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Nil by Mouth (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The family of Raymond, his wife Val and her brother Billy live in working-class London district. Also in their family is Val and Billy's mother Janet and grandmother Kath. Billy is a drug addict and Raymond kicks him out of the house, making ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, addiction, heroin, drug abuse, domestic violence, realism, alcohol abuse, drugs/alcohol, down on your luck, violent husband, urban, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 ⇓
77%
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Making Plans for Lena (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ever since she broke up with Nigel, Lena soldiers on through life as best she can with her two kids. She valiantly overcomes the obstacles put in her way. But she has yet to confront the worst of them: Her unstoppable family has decided, by any ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, talky, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, florist, divorce, siblings relations, ex husband, countryside, family problems, family relations, human nature, parents and children, family gatherings, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
A Perfect Day (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Antonio and Emma have been separated for years, but he does not accept when Emma dates other men. Indeed Antonio proves obsessive, aggressive and intrusive, and again threatens Emma to hurt the children: little Kevin, shy and introverted, and the ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, ex husband, obsession, abusive husband, obsessive love, urban, crumbling marriage, parents and children, chases and races, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 8.0
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The Return (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A story of two Russian boys whose father suddenly returns home after a 12-year absence. He takes the boys on a holiday to a remote island on a lake that turns into a test of manhood of almost mythic proportions.
Style: bleak, serious, tense, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: russian, parents and children, island, coming of age, on the road, boy, return, speedo, journal, abusive father, innocence lost, vacation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.2
 831
Wolfy (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: There are two of them: a mother and a girl. They have no names. And they are in a constant run. The mother runs away from the daughter in an attempt to start new life, and the girl runs after her mother as she has no idea how to live without her. ...
Style: gloomy, serious, rough, realistic, tense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, life is a bitch, family relations, addiction, neo realism, alcohol abuse, human nature, drug abuse, danger, negligence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 6.5
 328
Forgive Me (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Violette, an expectant wife, who opens a nasty barrel of worms by filming a documentary about her dysfunctional family, to be shown to her (as yet) unborn son.Through her ever-present lens, Violette begins to unearth one nasty family secret after ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, pregnancy, family relations, uncover truth, infidelity, parents and children, siblings relations, couples, family problems, father daughter relationship, birthday, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.0
 10K
One True Thing (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, clever, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, cancer, terminal illness, small town, parents and children, death of parent, homecoming, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.5
 50K
The Ice Storm (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the weekend after thanksgiving 1973 the Hoods are skidding out of control. Benjamin Hood reels from drink to drink, trying not to think about his trouble at the office. His wife, Elena, is reading self help books and losing patience with her ...
Style: bleak, realistic, sexual, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, neighbor, coming of age, innocence lost, infidelity, swinger, guilt, promiscuity, generation gap, storm, snow ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: connecticut, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.1
 40K
Mommy (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A peculiar neighbor offers hope to a recent widow who is struggling to raise a teenager who is unpredictable and, sometimes, violent.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, stylized, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, single parent, sexual relations, oedipus complex, single mother, parent child relationship, parents and children, family in crisis, rebellion, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary, 2010s, year 1982 ...
Place: canada, quebec, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
We're All Christs (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Adaś Miauczyński, a Polish intelectual, has severe alcohol problems which affect his relationship with his son Sylwek.
Style: surreal, serious, gloomy, sincere, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, addiction, alcoholic father, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, redemption, self destructing, confession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
All or Nothing (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket...
Style: talky, bleak, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, realism, couple relations, parents and children, down on your luck, urban, family in crisis, life is a bitch, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, florida, algeria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hanoi comes across almost picture-perfect in director Tran Anh Hung's beautiful, elegiac tale about the lives and loves of three Vietnamese sisters. A mood characteristic of Hung's films is set early on with the vivid sounds of birds, ...
Style: talky, serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: pregnancy, infidelity, cafe, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, human nature, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.5
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Frozen Land (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When a schoolteacher is sacked, he projects his bad mood at his troubled teenage son. The son, in turn, buys a CD player from a pawnshop with counterfeit money. This starts a chain reaction of misery as every victim projects his problems on to ...
Style: emotional, realistic, bleak, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: depression, fired from the job, alcoholic, destiny, dysfunctional family, domestic violence, salesman, parents and children, strong sexual content, drug abuse, father son relationship, alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Thursday Till Sunday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: As she and her family embark on a short vacation, a Chilean teenager slowly comes to the realization that her parents might be splitting up.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, innocence lost, on the road, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, coming of age, youth, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, under the surface ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Ordinary People (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide attempt, guilt, depression, psychiatrist, middle class, grief, coming of age, therapy, repression, halloween, drowning ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois, mcdonald's restaurant, houston texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 6.5
 432
Hidden Diary (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the 1950s, Louise left her husband when their children were still little. She was never heard from again. Her daughter Martine stayed in the small seaside town, where she became a doctor. Martine's daughter, Audrey, a thirty-year-old ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere
Plot: dysfunctional family, pregnancy, recipe, mysterious past, flashback, doctor, blood, murder, kitchen, beach, diary, cemetery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 ⇓
70%
 6.8
 6K
Nine Lives (2005)
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, serious, sincere, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, friendship, pregnancy, abortion, human nature, couple relations, dysfunctional family, love affair, parents and children, terminal illness, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Gilbert has to care for his brother Arnie and his obese mother, which gets in the way when love walks into his life.
Style: touching, emotional, melancholic, depressing, compassionate ...
Plot: mentally challenged, disability, siblings relations, self discovery, small town, dysfunctional family, parents and children, mental illness, responsibility, sibling relationship, family problems, human relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.5
 16K
Interiors (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A look at a dysfunctional family dominated by the controlling madness of its matriarch, Eve. Her reluctant husband and their three daughters make doomed efforts to cope with Eve's demands, while also trying to get on with their own lives. But, ...
Style: talky, bleak, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, depression, suicide attempt, introspection, parents and children, urban, beach house, poet, white rose, beach, siblings relations, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 679
Jaffa (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Israel, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the city of Jaffa; a young girl plans to run away with her secret lover, when a tragedy forever changes the course of their lives.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: pregnancy, impossible love, dysfunctional family, interracial relations, family in crisis, realism, life is a bitch, society, family problems, family relations, forbidden love, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.8
 749
The Angel (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden, Finland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A drug addict becomes a mother and has to deal with responsibility and self-respect.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, disturbing
Plot: drugs/alcohol, downfall, parents and children, daughter, small town, realism, addiction, drug abuse, life is a bitch, family problems, single parent, domestic disturbance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
33 Scenes from Life (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Polish artist Julia and her husband Piotr, a talented and successful composer, live in Kraków. When Julias's mother, Barbara falls ill with stomach cancer, the life of the family is falling apart. Julia accompanies her mother to death, but ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: death, dealing with death, self discovery, mother, artist, composer, parent child relationship, dysfunctional family, hopes, family problems, family relations, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.1
 6K
Ulee's Gold (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An elderly beekeeper and Vietnam vet must rescue his daughter-in-law and protect his grandchildren from killers.
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, touching, intense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, prison, beekeeper, parents and children, parent child relationship, stolen money, stabbing, bank robbery, family relations, fall in love, family life, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Fists in the Pocket (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ale, a deeply disturbed young man subject to seizures, benignly decides to murder members of his dysfunctional family for altruistic reasons.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: siblings relations, epilepsy, dysfunctional family, alienation, murder, family in crisis, family problems, family relations, mentally unstable, obsession, down on your luck, deadly ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.1
 373
Ellen Foster (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After her mother's death, a young girl is separated from her abusive father and is sent between her various friends and relatives, always longing to find a place to call home.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, innocence lost, young heroes, against the odds, youth, family problems, life is a bitch, human spirit, death in the family, hopes, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.3
 11K
Elena (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Vladimir is reaching the end of his life and decides to leave his wealth to his only daughter, cutting out his wife and her son from his will.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, sincere, touching
Plot: elderly, second marriage, elderly couple, couple relations, social differences, human nature, parents and children, family relations, disagreement, heir heiress, luxury, murder of husband ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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